Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Editors' Introduction

Patrick Blackburn and Maarten de Rijke


The idea of combining logics, structures, and theories has recently been attracting interest in areas as diverse as constraint logic programming, theorem proving, verification, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and indeed, various branches of logic itself. It would be an exaggeration to claim that these (scattered, and by-and-large independent) investigations have crystallized into an enterprise meriting the title "combined methods"; nonetheless, a number of interesting themes are emerging. This introduction notes some prominent ones and relates them to the papers in this special issue.

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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic, Volume 37, Number 2 (1996), 161-166.

First available in Project Euclid: 16 December 2002

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Primary: 03B45: Modal logic (including the logic of norms) {For knowledge and belief, see 03B42; for temporal logic, see 03B44; for provability logic, see also 03F45}


Blackburn, Patrick; de Rijke, Maarten. Editors' Introduction. Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 37 (1996), no. 2, 161--166. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1040046084.

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