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Temporal logic : from ancient ideals to artificial intelligence

Author: Peter Øhrstrøm; Per F V Hasle
Publisher: Dordrecht [etc.] : Kluwer, cop. 1995.
Series: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, vol. 57.
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This text deals with the history of temporal logic as well as the crucial systematic questions within the field. The book studies the contributions from ancient and medieval philosophy up to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Øhrstrøm; Per F V Hasle
ISBN: 0792335864 9780792335863
OCLC Number: 443899750
Description: VIII, 413 str. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Time and Logic. 1.1. The Sea-Fight Tomorrow. 1.2. The Master Argument of Diodorus Cronus. 1.3. The Study of Tenses in the Middle Ages. 1.4. Temporal Ampliation. 1.5. The Duration of the Present. 1.6. The Logic of Beginning and Ending. 1.7. Time and Consequentia. 1.8. Temporalis -- the Logic of 'While'. 1.9. Human Freedom and Divine Foreknowledge. 1.10. The Downfall of Medieval Tense-Logic. 1.11. Logic as a Timeless Science. Part 2: Time and Logic Reunited. 2.1. The 19th Century and Boolean Logic. 2.2. C.S. Peirce on Time and Modality. 2.3. Lukasiewicz's Contribution to Temporal Logic. 2.4. A Three-Point Structure of Tenses. 2.5. A.N. Prior's Tense-Logic. 2.6. The Idea of Branching Time. 2.7. Tense Logic and Special Relativity. 2.8. Some Basic Systems of Temporal Logic. 2.9. Four Grades of Tense-Logical Involvement. 2.10. Metric Tense Logic. Part 3: Modern Issues in Temporal Logic. 3.1. Two Paradigms of Temporal Logic. 3.2. Indeterministic Tense Logic. 3.3. Leibnizian Tense Logic. 3.4. Tense Logic and Counterfactual Reasoning. 3.5. Logic of Durations. 3.6. Graphs for Time and Modality. 3.7. Temporal Logic and Computer Science. 4: Conclusion. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Some Important Logicians.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, vol. 57.
Responsibility: by Peter Øhrstrøm, Per F. V. Hasle.
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