The Situation in Logic

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Center for the Study of Language (CSLI), 1989 - Mathematics - 327 pages
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Situation 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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Logic and Information
Keith Devlin
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About the author (1989)

Jon Barwise (1942-2000) was a mathematician, philosopher and logician. He taught at the Universities of Yale and Wisconsin before becoming the first director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. From 1990 until his death he was professor of philosophy at Indiana University.