The Modal Logic of Discrepancy
- Charles B. CrossAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University of Georgia
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Discrepancies between an agent’s goals and beliefs play an important, if implicit, role in determining what a rational agent is motivated to do. This is most obvious in cases where an agent achieves a complex goal incrementally and must deliberate anew as each milestone is reached. In such cases the concept of goal/belief discrepancy defines an appropriate space to which a degree-of-achievement yardstick can be applied. This paper presents soundness and completeness results concerning a logic for reasoning about goal/belief discrepancy, and it is suggested that a certain species of goal/belief discrepancy captures the concept of desire.
- The Modal Logic of Discrepancy
Journal of Philosophical Logic
Volume 26, Issue 2 , pp 143-168
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- Charles B. Cross (1)
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602-1627, U.S.A.