A Many-Valued Approach to Deduction and Reasoning for by Guy Bessonet

By Guy Bessonet

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N. 1 Labels This category for the most part contains linguistic objects that correspond to nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and the like of ordinary English, but in SMS the objects are uninterpreted and have roles defined solely in terms of positions in sequences and other spaces. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. ] Noun and link labels function as typed variables. The label 'person', for example, may be instantiated only by an individual object that qualifies as a 'person' in the system or by another label that is a subtype of the label 'person'.

The closure of well formed schemata for sentence-sequences can be completed as follows using the variable O to range over well formed sentence-sequence II. , 4>n > (where 5 is an n-place link); 9 ) < i a 2 > ; 10) < i ai ^2 ai ... ai n >; and 11) any combination formed through recursive use of one or more of the schemata above. The following 'if ... ' schema is allowed as a special construction: < if ^1 then 4>2 >. Conjunctive or alternative sequences of 'if ... ' schemata are also permitted, as in: < < it 01 then <1>2 > a < if 3 then * > >.

Fn-i are true. Semantic validity is thus defined in terms of the truth predicate. 18 A MANY-VALUED APPROACH whereas syntactic validity need not be understood with reference to the truth predicate. Validity is defined in SMS from both syntactical and semantical points of view; however, the semantics of the system are specified with reference to a many-valued set instead of the truth-predicate. 5 and in Chapter 6. The legitimacy of the SMS approach will be defended in much the same way that one might go about defending a non-truth-functional, probabilistic approach to many-valued logic (see Rescher, 1969, at pages 184-88).

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