Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

March 1991


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science, Technical Report No. MS-CIS-91-26.


A criterion of adequacy is proposed for theories of relevant consequence. According to the criterion, scientists whose deductive reasoning is limited to some proposed subset of the standard consequence relation must not thereby suffer a reduction in scientific competence. A simple theory of relevant consequence is introduced and shown to satisfy the criterion with respect to a formally defined paradigm of empirical inquiry.



Date Posted: 15 August 2007