Notes on the History of Ideas Behind AGM

@article{Grdenfors2011NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the History of Ideas Behind AGM},
  author={Peter G{\"a}rdenfors},
  journal={Journal of Philosophical Logic},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={115-120}
}
  • P. Gärdenfors
  • Published 8 February 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Philosophical Logic
The purpose of this paper is to present a part of the history of ideas that led up to the formulation of the AGM theory [1]. David Makinson [26] has already written an excellent survey of what was new in the theory. Some historical details are also included in his obituary of Carlos Alchourron [25]. Here I will present the story from my own perspective. During the academic year 1973-74, my last period as a Ph.D. student was spent in Princeton. Among other things, I participated in Carl Hempel's… 
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