Sven Ove Hansson

  • Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

According to our database1, Sven Ove Hansson authored at least 91 papers between 1990 and 2022.

Collaborative distances:
  • Dijkstra number2 of five.
  • Erdős number3 of four.



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A Characterization of Probability-based Dichotomous Belief Revision.
Stud Logica, 2022

Revising Probabilities and Full Beliefs.
J. Philos. Log., 2020

Back to Basics: Belief Revision Through Direct Selection.
Stud Logica, 2019

In defence of deontic diversity.
J. Log. Comput., 2019

Impossibility results for belief contraction.
Ann. Math. Artif. Intell., 2019

Belief Change - Introduction and Overview
Springer Briefs in Intelligent Systems, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-60533-3, 2018

The Ethics of Doing Ethics.
Sci. Eng. Ethics, 2017

AGM contraction is not reconstructible as a descriptor operation.
J. Log. Comput., 2017

Experiments: Why and How?
Sci. Eng. Ethics, 2016

Iterated Descriptor Revision and the Logic of Ramsey Test Conditionals.
J. Philos. Log., 2016

Blockage Revision.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 2016

Belief change and argumentation in multi-agent scenarios.
Ann. Math. Artif. Intell., 2016

The co-occurrence test for non-monotonic inference.
Artif. Intell., 2016

Alternatives to the Ramsey Test.
Proceedings of the Computational Models of Rationality, 2016

A Monoselective Presentation of AGM Revision.
Stud Logica, 2015

Representing supererogation.
J. Log. Comput., 2015

How to make up one's mind.
Log. J. IGPL, 2015

Descriptor Revision.
Stud Logica, 2014

Decomposition of multiple AGM contraction: possibility and impossibility results.
Log. J. IGPL, 2014

Relations of epistemic proximity for belief change.
Artif. Intell., 2014

Deontic Diversity.
Proceedings of the Deontic Logic and Normative Systems - 12th International Conference, 2014

From Good to Better: Using Contextual Shifts to Define Preference in Terms of Monadic Value.
Proceedings of the Johan van Benthem on Logic and Information Dynamics, 2014

Maximal and perimaximal contraction.
Synth., 2013

European Public Deliberation on Brain Machine Interface Technology: Five Convergence Seminars.
Sci. Eng. Ethics, 2013

Bootstrap Contraction.
Stud Logica, 2013

Outcome Level Analysis of Belief Contraction.
Rev. Symb. Log., 2013

Blockage Contraction.
J. Philos. Log., 2013

Repertoire Contraction.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 2013

Belief Change and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Scenarios (Dagstuhl Seminar 13231).
Dagstuhl Reports, 2013

Finite Contractions on Infinite Belief Sets.
Stud Logica, 2012

Global and Iterated Contraction and Revision: An Exploration of Uniform and Semi-Uniform Approaches.
J. Philos. Log., 2012

J. Appl. Log., 2012

Changing the Scientific Corpus.
Proceedings of the Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science, 2011

Decision Theory: An Overview.
Proceedings of the International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, 2011

Do we Need a Special Ethics for Research?
Sci. Eng. Ethics, 2011

AGM 25 Years - Twenty-Five Years of Research in Belief Change.
J. Philos. Log., 2011

Editorial Introduction - 25 Years of AGM Theory.
J. Philos. Log., 2011

Multiple and iterated contraction reduced to single-step single-sentence contraction.
Synth., 2010

Past Probabilities.
Notre Dame J. Formal Log., 2010

Preference-based choice functions: a generalized approach.
Synth., 2009

From the casino to the jungle - Dealing with uncertainty in technological risk management.
Synth., 2009

Measuring Uncertainty.
Stud Logica, 2009

Replacement - A Sheffer Stroke for Belief Change.
J. Philos. Log., 2009

Principles of engineering safety: Risk and uncertainty reduction.
Reliab. Eng. Syst. Saf., 2008

Protecting people in research: a comparison between biomedical and traffic research.
Sci. Eng. Ethics, 2007

Social decisions about risk and risk-taking.
Soc. Choice Welf., 2007

Contraction Based on Sentential Selection.
J. Log. Comput., 2007

The Structure of Values and Norms.
Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 978-0-521-03723-5, 2007

Vision Zero – Is it irrational?
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2007

Category-specified Value Statements.
Synth., 2006

Ideal Worlds - Wishful Thinking in Deontic Logic.
Stud Logica, 2006

Mild Contraction. Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief.
Stud Logica, 2006

Generalizing the safety factor approach.
Reliab. Eng. Syst. Saf., 2006

Order-Independent Transformative Decision Rules.
Synth., 2005

When is a goal rational?
Soc. Choice Welf., 2005

What are opportunities and why should they be equal?
Soc. Choice Welf., 2004

A New Representation Theorem for Contranegative Deontic Logic.
Stud Logica, 2004

Semantics for more plausible deontic logics.
J. Appl. Log., 2004

What is Stability?
Synth., 2003

Ten Philosophical Problems in Belief Revision.
J. Log. Comput., 2003

Local Change.
Stud Logica, 2002

The Role of Language In Belief Revision.
Stud Logica, 2002

Credibility Limited Revision.
J. Symb. Log., 2001

Coherentist Contraction.
J. Philos. Log., 2000

Formalization in philosophy.
Bull. Symb. Log., 2000

Selective Revision.
Stud Logica, 1999

Recovery and Epistemic Residue.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 1999

A textbook of belief dynamics - theory change and database updating.
Applied logic series 11, Kluwer, ISBN: 978-0-7923-5324-9, 1999

Editorial: Belief Revision Theory Today.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 1998

A Plea for Accuracy.
J. Appl. Non Class. Logics, 1998

Situationist Deontic Logic.
J. Philos. Log., 1997

Semi-Revision (invited paper).
J. Appl. Non Class. Logics, 1997

Decision theoretic foundations for axioms of rational preference.
Synth., 1996

What is ceteris paribus preference?
J. Philos. Log., 1996

A Test Battery for Rational Database Updating.
Artif. Intell., 1996

Knowledge-Level Analysis of Belief Base Operations.
Artif. Intell., 1996

Hidden Structures of Belief.
Proceedings of the Logic, Action, and Information, 1996

Levi Contractions and AGM Contractions: a Comparison.
Notre Dame J. Formal Log., 1995

Some Solved and Unsolved Remainder Equations.
Math. Log. Q., 1995

Kernel Contraction.
J. Symb. Log., 1994

A survey of multiple contractions.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 1994

Review of Deontic Logic in Computer Science: Normative System Specification, John-Jules Ch. Meyer and Roel J. Wieringa (eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester 1993.
Bull. IGPL, 1994

A Note on Anti-cyclic Properties of Complete Binary Relations.
Reports Math. Log., 1993

Theory Contraction and Base Contraction Unified.
J. Symb. Log., 1993

Reversing the Levi identity.
J. Philos. Log., 1993

Changes of disjunctively closed bases.
J. Log. Lang. Inf., 1993

Bridging a Gap Between AI Research and Philosophy.
Proceedings of the Fourth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1993

The Difference Model of Voting.
Notre Dame J. Formal Log., 1992

Belief contraction without recovery.
Stud Logica, 1991

Defining "Good" and "Bad" in Terms of "Better".
Notre Dame J. Formal Log., 1990

Preference-based deontic logic (PDL).
J. Philos. Log., 1990