Situation theory and social structure

  • Keith Devlin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 808)


This paper seeks to utilize situation theory as a framework (or formalism) for the description and analysis of the fundamental social structures that underlie the way we encounter the world, and which influence our behavior and communication in society.

Much of this work is done jointly with Duska Rosenberg. Our collaboration on this project commenced with (Devlin and Rosenberg, to appear), and continues in (Devlin and Rosenberg, in preparation a). In many ways, this paper represents a partial progress report of work leading to our forthcoming monograph (Devlin and Rosenberg, in preparation b).


Cognitive Agent Propositional Content Associative Link Situation Theory Situation Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Devlin
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  1. 1.School of ScienceSaint Mary's College of CaliforniaMoragaUSA

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