By Erik J. Olsson, Sebastian Enqvist (eds.)

Belief revision thought and philosophy of technology either aspire to make clear the dynamics of information – on how our view of the realm alterations (typically) within the gentle of latest proof. but those parts of study have lengthy appeared surprisingly indifferent from one another, as witnessed via the small variety of cross-references and researchers operating in either domain names. One might speculate as to what has caused this fabulous, and maybe unlucky, scenario. One issue should be that whereas trust revision idea has typically been pursued in a backside- up demeanour, targeting the endeavors of unmarried inquirers, philosophers of technological know-how, encouraged via logical empiricism, have tended to be extra drawn to technology as a multi-agent or agent-independent phenomenon.

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Foo, underwent the impact 78 It was common to speak about the “frame problem” and the “ramification problem”, and these topics implied presumptive reasoning. Given that, a priori, all the possible consequences of the actions on a given scene are not known, the agent has to assume that it occurred a minimal change within what is expressed by the previous knowledge about the consequences of that actions and go into a new state of belief about the scene in which he is acting which is not “certain”.

Its author was Cristina Bicchieri, a researcher on economic subjects and game theory, who, in a personal communication to the present authors, remarked that it was I. Levi who had made her aware of the relevance of AGM for her work. The paper was Bicchieri, Cristina (1988b) 60 Peter Gärdenfors. Personal Communication to the authors. 18 R. Carnota and R. Rodríguez I was aware that database update was an important problem within computer science, since I had seen the work of Fagin’s group and Foo’s was enthusiastic, but I could never imagine that it would have such an impact in the AI society .

79 Later, Katsuno and Mendelzon developed the idea of “updating” as different from “revision” to distinguish between the consequences over a Knowledge Base of a change in the World from a change in the beliefs about the World. 24 R. Carnota and R. Rodríguez of the acquaintance with AGM work when it was already under development and assimilated part of its concepts within a logical schema already established. This hypothesis may be considered confirmed by the testimony of Norman Foo. “Around 1986 my then PhD student Anand Rao and I were working with agent beliefs and we wondered how an agent could change its beliefs when it discovers that some of them were wrong.

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