Contraction and closure

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In this paper, I consider the connection between consequence relations and closure operations. I argue that one familiar connection makes good sense of some usual applications of consequence relations, and that a largeish family of familiar noncontractive consequence relations cannot respect this familiar connection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalThought: A Journal of Philosophy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Axiomatisation
  • Closure
  • Commitment
  • Consequence
  • Contraction
  • Multisets

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