This course is about the logic of knowledge bases, in two distinct but related senses. On the one hand, a knowledge base is a collection of sentences in a representation language that entails a certain picture of the world represented. On the other hand, having a knowledge base entails being in a certain state of knowledge where a number of other epistemic properties hold. One of the principal aims of this course is to develop a detailed account of the relationship between symbolic representations of knowledge and abstract states of knowledge. Students wishing to attend the course should be familiar with first-order predicate logic.
- The First-Order Language L
- The Knowledge Language KL
- Properties of KL
- Tell and Ask
- An Extended Example
- Knowledge Bases: Abstract & Concrete
- The Representation Theorem
- Only Knowing
- Connection to Autoepistemic Logic
- Knowing About
- Limited Belief
- Knowledge and Action
The lecture starts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
* The lecture and tutorial will be recorded and available on Moodle on the given day.
Moodle Course Room
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