Introducing Attempt in a Modal Logic of Intentional Action

  • Emiliano Lorini
  • Andreas Herzig
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4160)


The main objective of this work is to develop a multi-modal logic of Intention and Attempt. We call this logic LIA. All formal results are focused on the notion of attempt. We substitute the dynamic molecular notion action by his atomic constituent attempt and define the former from the latter. The relations between attempts, goals, beliefs and present-directed intentions are studied. A section of the paper is devoted to the analysis of the relations of our modal logic with a situation calculus-style approach.


Modal Logic Basic Action Intentional Action Linear Temporal Logic Institutional Action 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emiliano Lorini
    • 1
  • Andreas Herzig
    • 2
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies-CNRRomeItaly
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT)France

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