LP-1998-13: "Just Because": Taking Belief Bases Seriously

LP-1998-13: Rott, Hans (1998) "Just Because": Taking Belief Bases Seriously. [Report]

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We formalize several ways of accounting, in the context of logically closed
theories, for foundationalist intuitions that underlie change operations
applying to belief bases. A positive and a negative concept of entrenchment
is defined on the basis of the structure of a given, possibly prioritized
belief base. Only the latter, more fine-grained concept proves to be
appropriate for a successful attempt at approximating base changes on the
theory level. We investigate the question as to which degree we can comply
with the fundamental intuition expressed by the various Filtering Conditions
that say that all (and only) beliefs that are believed "just because" a
retracted belief was believed should be withdrawn.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: LP-1998-13
Series Name: Logic, Philosophy and Linguistics (LP)
Year: 1998
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:40
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:40
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1273

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