Undivided and indistinguishable histories in branching-time logics

In the tree-like representation of Time, two histories are undivided at a moment t whenever they share a common moment in the future of t. In the present paper, it will first be proved that Ockhamist and Peircean branching-time logics are unable to express some important sentences in which the notion of undividedness is involved. Then, a new semantics for branching-time logic will be presented. The new semantics is based on trees endowed with an indistinguishability function, a generalization of the notion of undividedness. It will be shown that Ockhamist and Peircean semantics can be viewed as limit cases of the semantics developed in this paper.
Keywords Temporal logic  branching-time  semantics
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008259000544
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Antje Rumberg (forthcoming). Transition Semantics for Branching Time. Journal of Logic, Language and Information:1-32.

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