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Independence, philosophy: the concept of independence is relevant in the context of the countability of events. It is thus a question of whether an event is a condition, a sequence or a side effect of an event, or whether it is to be counted as a separate event. See also epiphenomenalism, cause, effect, dependency, relations, overlap, autonomy, overlap.

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Independence/Logic/Cresswell: misunderstanding: independence of an axiom does not mean that you can discard it at will. - E.g. an independence proof within the axiomatic propositional calculus, for example, the independence of (p v q)> (q v p).
Such proof indicates that one can give a semantic definition of an operator that meets all other axioms of disjunction, but is not commutative. - But it does not show that disjunction itself is not commutative, and it also does not show that (p v q)> (q v p) is not a logical truth about classic disjunction.


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Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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