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Labelled modal logics: quantifiers

Basin, David A. and Matthews, Seán and Viganò, Luca

January 1997, 31 pages.

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In previous work we gave an approach, based on labelled natural deduction, for formalizing proof systems for a large class of propositional modal logics, including K, D, T, B, S4, S4.2, KD45, and S5. Here we extend this approach to quantified modal logics, providing formalizations for logics with varying, increasing, decreasing, or constant domains. The result is modular both with respect to properties of the accessibility relation in the Kripke frame and the way domains of individuals change between worlds. Our approach has a modular metatheory too; soundness, completeness, and normalization are proved uniformly for every logic in our class. Finally, our work leads to a simple implementation of a modal logic theorem prover in standard logical frameworks.

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  AUTHOR = {Basin, David A. and Matthews, Se{\'a}n and Vigan{\`o}, Luca},
  TITLE = {Labelled modal logics: quantifiers},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-97-2-001},
  MONTH = {January},
  YEAR = {1997},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},