Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 21-52

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Contexts in Dynamic Predicate Logic

  • Albert VisserAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Utrecht University

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In this paper we introduce a notion of context for Groenendijk & Stokhof's Dynamic Predicate Logic DPL. We use these contexts to give a characterization of the relations on assignments that can be generated by composition from tests and random resettings in the case that we are working over an infinite domain. These relations are precisely the ones expressible in DPL if we allow ourselves arbitrary tests as a starting point. We discuss some possible extensions of DPL and the way these extensions interact with our notion of context.

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