A New Approach to Independence Friendly Logic
By (author) Jouko Vaananen
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Dependence Logic by Jouko Vaananen
Book DescriptionDependence is a common phenomenon, wherever one looks: ecological systems, astronomy, human history, stock markets - but what is the logic of dependence? This book is the first to carry out a systematic logical study of this important concept, giving on the way a precise mathematical treatment of Hintikka's independence friendly logic. Dependence logic adds the concept of dependence to first order logic. Here the syntax and semantics of dependence logic are studied, dependence logic is given an alternative game theoretic semantics, and results about its complexity are proven. This is a graduate textbook suitable for a special course in logic in mathematics, philosophy and computer science departments, and contains over 200 exercises, many of which have a full solution at the end of the book. It is also accessible to readers, with a basic knowledge of logic, interested in new phenomena in logic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521700153
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jouko Vaananen
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A systematic logical study of dependence also providing a precise treatment of independence friendly logic.
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Author Biography - Jouko Vaananen
Jouko Vaananen is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Helsinki.
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