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A Textbook of Belief Dynamics : Solutions to Exercises - Sven Ove Hansson

A Textbook of Belief Dynamics

Solutions to Exercises

Paperback Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792353294
Number Of Pages: 65

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The mid-1980s saw the discovery of logical tools that make it possible to model changes in belief and knowledge in entirely new ways. These logical tools turned out to be applicable to both human beliefs and to the contents of databases. Philosophers, logicians, and computer scientists have contributed to making this interdisciplinary field one of the most exciting in the cognitive scientists - and one that is expanding rapidly.
This, the first textbook in the new area, contains both discursive chapters with a minimum of formalism and formal chapters in which proofs and proof methods are presented. Using different selections from the formal sections, according to the author's detailed advice, allows the book to be used at all levels of university education. A supplementary volume contains solutions to the 210 exercises.
The volume's unique, comprehensive coverage means that it can also be used by specialists in the field of belief dynamics and related areas, such as non-monotonic reasoning and knowledge representation.

Preface
Suggested Courses
Having Beliefs
Basic Tools
Giving Up Beliefs
The Logic of Contraction
Taking on Beliefs
The Logic of Revision
Hidden Structures of Belief
The Logic of Base-Generated Operations
Believing and Hypothesizing
Extending the Formal Language
Afterthought
Some Unsolved Problems
Suggested Readings
Bibliography
Symbol Index
Name Index
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ISBN: 9780792353294
ISBN-10: 0792353293
Series: Applied Logic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 65
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.41  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 72