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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

CN 11-5743/B

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Front. Philos. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (4) : 710-725     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-006-0033-4
Logic of primary-conditionals and secondaryconditionals
Liu Zhuanghu1, Li Xiaowu2
1.Department of Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China; 2.Institute of Logic and Cognition, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China;
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Abstract  Firstly, the authors analyzed the properties of primary-onditionals and secondary-conditionals, establish the minimum system C2Lm of primary-conditionals and secondary-conditionals, and then prove some of the formal theorems of the system which have important intuitive meanings. Secondly, the authors constructed the neighborhood semantics, prove the soundness of C2Lm, introduce a general concept of canonical model by the neighborhood semantics, and then prove the completeness of C2Lm by the canonical model. Finally, according to the technical results of the minimum system C2Lm, the authors discuss some of the important problems concerning primary-conditionals and secondary-conditionals.
Issue Date: 05 December 2006
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