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Information and Logical Discrimination

  • Patrick Allo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7318)

Abstract

Allo & Mares [2] present an “informational” account of logical consequence that is based on the content-nonexpansion platitude. The core of this proposal is an inversion of the standard direction of explanation: Informational content is not defined relative to a pre-existing logical space, but it is approached in terms of the level of abstraction at which information is assessed.

In this paper I focus directly on one of the main ideas introduced in that paper, namely the contrast between logical discrimination and deductive strength, and use this contrast to (1) illustrate a number of open problems for an informational conception of logical consequence, (2) review its connection with the dynamic turn in logic, and (3) situate it relative to the research agenda of the philosophy of information.

Keywords

Logical Consequence Classical Logic Logical System Intuitionist Logic Logical Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Allo
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  1. 1.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of ScienceVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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