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Grossi, Davide

A note on brute vs. institutional facts

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The paper investigates the famous Searlean distinction between "brute" and "institutional" concepts from a logical point of view. We show how the partitioning of the non-logical alphabet—e.g., into "brute" and "institutional" atoms—gives rise to interesting modal properties. A modal logic, called UpTo-logic, is introduced and investigated which formalizes the notion of (propositional) logical equivalence up to a given signature.

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  author =	{Grossi, Davide},
  title =	{{A note on brute vs. institutional facts}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{1--10},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{9121},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Pablo Noriega and Gabriella Pigozzi and Harko Verhagen},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-19103},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.09121.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: Modal logic, brute and institutional facts}

Keywords: Modal logic, brute and institutional facts
Collection: 09121 - Normative Multi-Agent Systems
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 11.03.2009

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