A Textbook of Belief Dynamics

Solutions to exercises

  • Sven Ove Hansson

Part of the Applied Logic Series book series (APLS, volume 11/2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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    Pages 15-41
  4. Sven Ove Hansson
    Pages 43-56
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About this book


The mid-1980s saw the discovery of logical tools that make it possible to model changes in belief and knowledge in entirely new ways. These logical tools turned out to be applicable to both human beliefs and to the contents of databases. Philosophers, logicians, and computer scientists have contributed to making this interdisciplinary field one of the most exciting in the cognitive scientists - and one that is expanding rapidly.
This, the first textbook in the new area, contains both discursive chapters with a minimum of formalism and formal chapters in which proofs and proof methods are presented. Using different selections from the formal sections, according to the author's detailed advice, allows the book to be used at all levels of university education. A supplementary volume contains solutions to the 210 exercises.
The volume's unique, comprehensive coverage means that it can also be used by specialists in the field of belief dynamics and related areas, such as non-monotonic reasoning and knowledge representation.


databases formal language knowledge knowledge representation logic nonmonotonic reasoning reason

Authors and affiliations

  • Sven Ove Hansson
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUppsala UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5329-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0814-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2790
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