PP-2015-10: Oscillations, Logic, and Dynamical Systems

PP-2015-10: van Benthem, Johan (2015) Oscillations, Logic, and Dynamical Systems. [Report]

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This is a short note with small observations about big questions. We discuss how fixed-point logics, modal and first-order, can describe natural and interesting kinds of dynamic limit behavior in social networks, not just convergence to one end state. We explore what new issues arise then, and how fixed-point logics interface with other mathematical views of dynamical systems. Finally, we discuss how to relate `blind' network dynamics to behavior of conscious agents exercising their freedom.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2015-10
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: social network, approximation, dynamic logic, fixed-point logic, agency
Subjects: Logic
Depositing User: Johan van Benthem
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/521

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