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Independence-Friendly Logic
A Game-Theoretic Approach

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Part of London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149341

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  • Bringing together over twenty years of research, this book gives a complete overview of independence-friendly logic. It emphasizes the game-theoretical approach to logic, according to which logical concepts such as truth and falsity are best understood via the notion of semantic games. The book pushes the paradigm of game-theoretical semantics further than the current literature by showing how mixed strategies and equilibria can be used to analyze independence-friendly formulas on finite models. The book is suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have taken a course on first-order logic. It contains a primer of the necessary background in game theory, numerous examples and full proofs.

    • Collects and systematizes results from the last 20 years
    • Provides the necessary background in game theory
    • Includes numerous examples and full proofs
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book satisfies admirably its placement in a Lecture Notes Series. It provides a concise but full, self-contained introduction to the main work on IFL... it is very well written, with excellent intuitive exposition combined with detailed proofs."
    Julian Bradfield, Bulletin of Symbolic Logic

    "The book will definitely be interesting to a wide spectrum of logicians, philosophers, computer scientists and even linguists... the advances in the area of game-theoretical semantics and its connections to logic that are presented in this book make it very valuable and recommendable."
    Walter Carnielli, Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149341
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Game theory
    3. First-order logic
    4. Independence-friendly (IF) logic
    5. Properties of IF logic
    6. Expressive power of IF logic
    7. Probabilistic IF logic
    8. Further topics

  • Authors

    Allen L. Mann, University of Tampere, Finland
    Allen L. Mann is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Tampere, Finland.

    Gabriel Sandu, University of Helsinki
    Gabriel Sandu is a Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

    Merlijn Sevenster, Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands
    Merlijn Sevenster is a Senior Researcher in Healthcare Information Management at Philips Research, The Netherlands.

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