Revision Rules: An Investigation into Non-Monotonic Inductive Definitions

Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh (1992)
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G. Aldo Antonelli
University of California, Davis
Abstract
Many different modes of definition have been proposed over time, but none of them allows for circular definitions, since, according to the prevalent view, the term defined would then be lacking a precise signification. I argue that although circular definitions may at times fail uniquely to pick out a concept or an object, sense still can be made of them by using a rule of revision in the style adopted by Anil Gupta and Nuel Belnap in the theory of truth.
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