First Order Theories of Individual Concepts and Propositions

McCarthy, John (1979) First Order Theories of Individual Concepts and Propositions. [Preprint]

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We discuss first order theories in which individual concepts are admitted as mathematical objects along with the things that reify them. This allows very straightforward formalizations of knowledge, belief, wanting, and necessity in ordinary first order logic without modal operators. Applications are given in philosophy and in artificial intelligence. We do not treat general concepts, and we do not present any full axiomatizations but rather show how various facts can be expressed.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Logic
ID Code:417
Deposited By: McCarthy, John
Deposited On:27 Feb 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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