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Title: Pertinent reasoning
Authors: Britz, K
Heidema, J
Varzinczak, I
Keywords: Nonmonotonic reasoning
Pertinent reasoning
Issue Date: May-2010
Citation: Britz, K, Heidema, J and Varzinczak, I. 2010. Pertinent reasoning. 13th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR), Toronto, Canada, 14-16 May 2010, pp 7
Abstract: In this paper the authors venture beyond one of the fundamental assumptions in the non-monotonic reasoning community, namely that non-monotonic entailment is supra-classical. They investigate reasoning which uses an infra-classical entailment relation that they call pertinent entailment. The notion of pertinence proposed here is induced by a binary accessibility relation on worlds establishing a link (representing some form of pertinence) between premiss and consequence. They show that this notion can be captured elegantly using a simple modal logic without nested modalities. One road to infra-classicality has been studied extensively, that of substructural logics, which weaken the generating engine of axioms and inference rules for producing entailment pairs (X; Y). Here they follow an alternative strategy: we first demand that X entails Y classically, and then, with supplementary information provided by an accessibility relation, more, trimming down the set of entailment pairs to infra-classicality. It turns out that pertinent entailment restricts well-known ‘paradoxes’ avoided by relevance/relevant logic in an interesting way. They present its properties, showing that it possesses other non-classical properties, like strong non-explosiveness and non-monotonicity, and we discuss which inference rules traditionally considered in the literature it satisfies
Description: 13th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR), Toronto, Canada, 14-16 May 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4430
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