Natural Language and Logic of Agency

Johan Van Benthem
University of Amsterdam
This light piece reflects on analogies between two often disjoint streams of research: the logical semantics and pragmatics of natural language and dynamic logics of general information-driven agency. The two areas show significant overlap in themes and tools, and yet, the focus seems subtly different in each, defying a simple comparison. We discuss some unusual questions that emerge when the two are put side by side, without any pretense at covering the whole literature or at reaching definitive conclusions
Keywords Natural language  General agency  Information  Evaluation  Belief revision  Dynamic–epistemic logic
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DOI 10.1007/s10849-014-9188-x
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