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AGM 25 Years: Twenty-Five Years of Research in Belief Change
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0071-3919
2011 (English)In: Journal of Philosophical Logic, ISSN 0022-3611, E-ISSN 1573-0433, Vol. 40, no 2, 295-331 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The 1985 paper by Carlos Alchourrn (1931-1996), Peter Gardenfors, and David Makinson (AGM), "On the Logic of Theory Change: Partial Meet Contraction and Revision Functions" was the starting-point of a large and rapidly growing literature that employs formal models in the investigation of changes in belief states and databases. In this review, the first twenty-five years of this development are summarized. The topics covered include equivalent characterizations of AGM operations, extended representations of the belief states, change operators not included in the original framework, iterated change, applications of the model, its connections with other formal frameworks, computatibility of AGM operations, and criticism of the model.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 2, 295-331 p.
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Belief change, Belief revision, Theory change, Partial meet contraction, Partial meet revision, AGM, Carlos Alchourron, Peter Gardenfors, David Makinson
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39202DOI: 10.1007/s10992-011-9171-9ISI: 000288264500008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79952582604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39202DiVA: diva2:439622
Available from: 2011-09-08 Created: 2011-09-08 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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