Total Knowledge

Ian Pratt-Hartmann, Henry Kautz (Editor), Bruce Porter (Editor)

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    In this paper, we analyse a concept of total knowledge basedon the idea that an agent???s total knowledge is the strongestproposition the agent knows. We propose semantics forpropositional and first-order languages with a modal operatorTK representing total knowledge, and establish a resultshowing that total knowledge is ???epistemically categorical???,in the sense that it determines the agent???s knowledge overa broad range of contents. We show that (subject to somerestrictions) total knowledge is always total knowledge ofan objective content, and that, for such objective contents,our TK-operator corresponds in a straightforward way toLevesque???s operator O.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings, 17th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2000 (AAAI-00)
    EditorsHenry Kautz, Bruce Porter
    PublisherAAAI Press
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventProceedings, 17th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2000 (AAAI-00) - Autin, TX
    Duration: 31 Jul 20002 Aug 2000


    ConferenceProceedings, 17th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2000 (AAAI-00)
    CityAutin, TX


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