Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 221–261

Defaults in update semantics

  • Frank Veltman

DOI: 10.1007/BF00248150

Cite this article as:
Veltman, F. J Philos Logic (1996) 25: 221. doi:10.1007/BF00248150


The aim of this paper is twofold: (i) to introduce the framework of update semantics and to explain what kind of semantic phenomena may successfully be analysed in it: (ii) to give a detailed analysis of one such phenomenon: default reasoning.

Key words

dynamic semantics defaults epistemic modalities 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Veltman
    • 1
  1. 1.ILLC/Department of PhilosophyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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