Logique linéaire et paradigmes logiques du calcul

Course 2-1 offered within MPRI.

A brief discription of this course is available in French.


Instructors: Dale Miller, Delia Kesner, Beniamino Accattoli, and Giulio Manzonetto.


During 2023-2024, Miller's lectures will be on Tuesdays from 16h15 - 19h15. Miller will lecture (in English) on the following four dates: 12, 19, 26 September, 3 October.

Lectures will be in room 1002 in B√Ętiment Sophie Germain, except for the first class (12 Sep) which will be in building Halle aux Farines room 381F.

Lecture Notes

Miller will be lecturing from his monograph Proof theory, proof search, and logic programming.

  1. The current draft is dated 11 September 2023. This is the version that will be used during my lectures.
  2. Comments, corrections, and criticism on this draft are welcome.

Many of the exercises discussed in class and used on the final exam are taken from this text.

Important Dates


The exam for my lectures will be held joint with Prof Kesner's lectures. These exams will be held on 21 November 2023 during the same hour and lecture room as the other classes.

References and Links

Below are some documents available via the web that may be of use in this class.

  1. Linear Logic, by Roberto Di Cosmo and Dale Miller, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2016 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.).
  2. Introduction to Linear Logic by Roberto Di Cosmo and Vincent Danos will be referenced for some lectures.
  3. A Survey of the Proof-Theoretic Foundations of Logic Programming by Dale Miller. To appear in the 20th Anniversary Issue of the Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP). Published online November 2021. (doi, arXiv, HAL).
  4. Logic for Computer Science: Foundations of Automatic Theorem Proving, by Jean Gallier, Wiley, pp. 511 (1986). This book is now out of print but available for free download.
  5. Proofs and Types by Jean-Yves Girard, Paul Taylor, and Yves Lafont. Cambridge University Press. This book is now available from a number of sources for free download. Try the link above to find locations for downloading. Also available here.
  6. Proof Theory as an Alternative to Model Theory by Dale Miller. Argues that the theory of proofs should also be considered a foundation for the design and justification of logic programming.
  7. Logic, Higher-order, by Dale Miller. A short article for the Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: Second Edition, edited by S. Shapiro, 1992. (DVI, PDF).
  8. Programming with Higher-Order Logic by Dale Miller and Gopalan Nadathur, published by Cambridge University Press in June 2012 (available via Amazon). This book covers the design and applications of the λProlog programming language.