Minimising disjunctive information

Paul Wong

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2010.007

Abstract


In [5, 6], Belnap proposed a number of amendments to Rescher’s strategy for reasoning with maximal consistent subsets. More recently in [18], Horty explicitly endorsed Belnap’s amendment to address a related problem in handling inconsistent instructions and commands. In this paper, we’ll examine Belnap’s amendment and point out that Belnap’s suggestion in the use of conjunctive containment is open to the very objection he raised. We’ll propose a way out. The strategy turns on the use of First Degree Entailment in combination with Quine’s notion of prime implicate.

Keywords


paraconsistency; disjunctive information; inconsistencies

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