New techniques and completeness results for preferential structures

Journal of Symbolic Logic 65 (2):719-746 (2000)
Preferential structures are probably the best examined semantics for nonmonotonic and deontic logics; in a wider sense, they also provide semantical approaches to theory revision and update, and other fields where a preference relation between models is a natural approach. They have been widely used to differentiate the various systems of such logics, and their construction is one of the main subjects in the formal investigation of these logics. We introduce new techniques to construct preferential structures for completeness proofs. Since our main interest is to provide general techniques, which can be applied in various situations and for various base logics (propositional and other), we take a purely algebraic approach, which can be translated into logics by easy lemmata. In particular, we give a clean construction via indexing by trees for transitive structures, this allows us to simplify the proofs of earlier work by the author, and to extend the results given there
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,360
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles

    Monthly downloads

    Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    1 ( #306,223 of 1,088,810 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)


    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.