A robust non-transitive logic

Weir, A. (2015) A robust non-transitive logic. Topoi, 35(1), pp. 99-107. (doi: 10.1007/s11245-013-9176-9)

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Logicians interested in naive theories of truth or set have proposed logical frameworks in which classical operational rules are retained but structural rules are restricted. One increasingly popular way to do this is by restricting transitivity of entailment. This paper discusses a series of logics in this tradition, in which the transitivity restrictions are effected by a determinacy constraint on assumptions occurring in both the major and minor premises of certain rules. Semantics and proof theory for 3-valued, continuum-valued and surreal-valued semantics are given and the proof theory for the systems outlined. The framework is robust in the sense that no conditional, defined or primitive, which sustains the contraction principles underlying Curry paradoxes can be expressed. Classical recapture is smoothly achievable in the system which however is expressively limited and not semantically closed. The conclusion considers the issue of how to extend the system to capture full naive set theory.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weir, Professor Alan
Authors: Weir, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Topoi
ISSN (Online):1572-8749

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