A Simple Relevance-criterion for Natural Language and its Semantics

  • Paul Weingartner

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to propose a simple relevance-criterion — called A-relevance — which is claimed to be adequate for inferences in Natural Language and to give its semantics by way of truth tables (finite matrices).

Keywords

Propositional Calculus Truth Table Atomic Formula Deontic Logic Relevant Logic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Weingartner
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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