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Hintikka, J.
 
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Quantifiers I 28
Branched quantifiers/branching/stronger/weaker/Hintikka:
Example branching here:
1st branch: There is an x and b knows ...
2nd branch: b knows there is an x ...
Quantification with branched quantifiers is extremely strong, almost as strong as 2nd level logic.
Therefore, it cannot be completely axiomatized. (Quantified epistemic logic with unlimited independence).
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I 29
Variant: a variant would refer to simpler cases where the independence refers to ignorance, combined with a move with a single, un-negated, non-epistemic operator {b} K. Here, an explicit treatment is possible.

Hin I
Jaakko and Merrill B. Hintikka
The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic Dordrecht 1989

W I
J. Hintikka/M. B. Hintikka
Untersuchungen zu Wittgenstein Frankfurt 1996


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