## The Situation in LogicSituation Theory and situation semantics are recent approaches to language and information, approaches first formulated by Jon Barwise and John Perry in Situations and Attitudes (1983). The present volume collects some of Barwise's papers written since then, those directly concerned with relations among logic, situation theory, and situation semantics. Several papers appear here for the first time. |

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### Contents

Scenes and Other Situations | 5 |

Logic and Information | 37 |

On the Circumstantial Relation | 59 |

Situations and Small Worlds | 79 |

Conditionals and Conditional Information | 97 |

Information and Circumstance | 137 |

Unburdening the Language of Thought | 155 |

Situations Sets and the Axiom of Foundation | 177 |

On the Model Theory of Common Knowledge | 201 |

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