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A Logic for Desire Based on Causal Inference

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Abstract Reasoning about desire plays a significant role in logic, artificial intelligence and philosophy, etc. In this paper, we propose an interpretation of desire that takes into account causal inference. To formalize this idea, we build a desire-causality model by combing the betterness model in preference logic and the causal model in the logic for causal reasoning. We then develop a logic for desire based on this semantics, and an axiomatization for our formal system is given.
Title: A Logic for Desire Based on Causal Inference
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Abstract Reasoning about desire plays a significant role in logic, artificial intelligence and philosophy, etc.
In this paper, we propose an interpretation of desire that takes into account causal inference.
To formalize this idea, we build a desire-causality model by combing the betterness model in preference logic and the causal model in the logic for causal reasoning.
We then develop a logic for desire based on this semantics, and an axiomatization for our formal system is given.

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