May 25, 2001

4:30pm, May 25, 2001
3rd floor conference room, College of Arts and Sciences Building 10, University of Tokyo Komaba campus
Yuko Murakami (Chiba University)
A historical survey of logic of questions and answers
Logic of questions and answers has appeared in the early twentieth century, developed from the 1950s. It aims to analyze logical properties of questions and answers together with presuppositions of questions. This paper surveys the history of the research area. From the authors in the first period of conceptual analysis, Belnap, Aqvist, and Hintikka among others are argued. The second period of implementation to formal logic and applications to natural languages consists of roughly four approaches toward questions: questions as n-ary relations, intensional logic, situation semantics, and dynamic approach.

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