A logic book : fundamentals of reasoning by Robert M. Johnson

By Robert M. Johnson

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One may, for present purposes, think of the ternary relation along familiar ‘accessibility’ lines: Rww w holds just if the pair w , w is ‘accessible’ from world w. When w = w , this might just be the familiar ‘access’ involved in standard ‘worlds semantics’ (assuming x = x), but I do not want to put too much weight on the philosophical import of the given relation. ) For convenience, let us say that w , w is a w-accessible pair just if Rww w . The idea, then, is that the normal condition, as above (see page 28), governs our conditional at all normal (or base) points: α → β is true at a normal world iff there’s no world (normal or not) at which α is true but β not.

The exhaustive ‘nature’ of our negation gives us lem, namely, α ∨ ¬α. By definition of the hook, α ⊃ α just is ¬α ∨ α, and so we have the validity of α ⊃ α. From the transparency of T r(x), we get both Hook Capture and Hook Release. Hook Capture. α ⊃ T r( α ) Hook Release. T r( α ) ⊃ α As a result, we have the validity of all hook T r-biconditionals, namely, T r( α ) ≡ α Here, α ≡ β abbreviates (α ⊃ β) ∧ (β ⊃ α), and α ⊃ β abbreviates ¬α ∨ β. Accordingly, our hook T r-biconditionals, unpacked via the definition of the hook, have the following disjunctive form.

Above). Quantifiers may be treated as generalized conjunctions and disjunctions, with the simplifying assumption that every o ∈ D serves as a name of itself. » ν(∀x ϕ) = min{ν(α(o/x)) : for all o ∈ D} » ν(∃x ϕ) = max{ν(α(o/x)) : for all o ∈ D} Validity, finally, is defined via the designated values 1 and 12 . For convenience, let us say that a model verifies a sentence α just if ν(α) ∈ {1, 12 }, and that a model verifies a set Σ of sentences just if it verifies all sentences in Σ. Then Σ α just if every model that verifies Σ verifies α.

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