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Logika niemonotoniczna jako sposób wnioskowania w niesprzyjających warunkach
A Non-Monotonic Logic as a Pattern of Reasoning in the Unfavorable Conditions

Author(s): Marcin Trepczyński, Anna Wójtowicz
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Uniwersytet Warszawski - Wydział Filozofii i Socjologii, Instytut Filozofii
Keywords: non-monotonic logic; pattern of reasoning; consequence relation

Summary/Abstract: A non-monotonic logic is a formal calculus where the consequence relation is not monotonic. Intuitively, nonmonotonicity of the consequence relation indicates that obtaining a new piece of information can reduce the set of the accepted sentences. In particular, it allows us to draw conclusions on the basis of „the lack of evidence to the contrary”. The purpose of the paper is to present the basic notions of nonmonotonic logic, which will be needed in two papers in this volume.

  • Issue Year: 19/2011
  • Issue No: 2 (74)
  • Page Range: 99-103
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish