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The Logic of Rules

David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch and Laura Byrne

in Logic on the Track of Social Change

Published in print December 1995 | ISBN: 9780198235309
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679056 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235309.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

The Logic of Rules

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The account of the logic of rules is stratified. The various layers consist of the logic of states, i.e., essentially classical logic (of the usual sort), the logic of agents and action types (or as we call them routines), and the logic of rules proper, as the top layer. It is assumed that the reader has an adequate grasp of classical logic, either from the hydroplane tour in the last chapter, or from previous exposure to the material. This chapter concentrates on those features of our logic with which the reader is unlikely to have had any previous contact. Topics discussed include action theory, the logic of rules, semantics of rules, the structure of the set of rules, and goal theory.

Keywords: logic; rules; action theory; semantics; goal theory

Chapter.  13179 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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