Cahiers du Centre de Logique 



Cahiers du Centre de Logique, vol. 14


Kristof De Clercq, Logica in communicatie
volume 14 of the Cahiers du Centre de logique, Academia-Bruylant, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), 2005, 221 pages
ISBN 2-87209-793-7, 29 euros.

This Cahier can be ordered from the publisher Academia-L'Harmattan.


The title Logica in Communicatie (Logic in Communication) points to the general problem area, of which two central aspects are elaborated in this cahier: questions and the dynamics of beliefs—more technically, erotetic logic and belief revision. Both aspects play an important role in both our everyday reasoning and in the sciences.

The leading proposals in the literature only apply to highly idealized agents, and thus they are practically useless: actual agents are not logically omniscient, nor do they hold a consistent set of beliefs.

By relying on results from adaptive logics, the author succeeds in generalizing the leading proposals in such a way that they also can be sensefully applied to less idealized agents. The meta-theory of this new logics is worked out in full technical detail.

The cahier is introduced by Diderik Batens and Joke Meheus.



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