Point Talk and Period Talk

  • J. F. A. K. Van Benthem
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 156)


The two temporal ontologies of Part I turned out to be related, in Chapter I.4. Now that the languages of tense logic have been interpreted at both levels, there arises the matter of their connections as well. Or in more familiar methodological terms, are there any interesting reductions to be found between temporal discourse at the ‘macro-level’ of periods and at the ‘micro-level’ of points? A first speculative study is all that is undertaken in this chapter.


Logical Formula Finite Union Strong Negation Tense Logic Generic Filter 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. A. K. Van Benthem
    • 1
  1. 1.Filosofisch InstituutRijksuniversiteit GroningenThe Netherlands

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