Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Meaning in Dialogue

An Interactive Approach to Logic and Reasoning

Authors: Trafford, James

  • Offers a comprehensive introduction to inferentialism in logic
  • Situates logic and reasoning in the context of dialogue
  • Discusses a novel approach to logical paradox and logical revision
  • Uses techniques from proof-theory, category theory, topos theory, and computer science
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This book argues for a view in which processes of dialogue and interaction are taken to be foundational to reasoning, logic, and meaning. This is both a continuation, and a substantial modification, of an inferentialist approach to logic. As such, the book not only provides a critical introduction to the inferentialist view, but it also provides an argument that this shift in perspective has deep and foundational consequences for how we understand the nature of logic and its relationship with meaning and reasoning. This has been upheld by several technical results, including, for example a novel approach to logical paradox and logical revision, and an account of the internal justification of logical rules. The book shows that inferentialism is greatly strengthened, such that it can answer the most stringent criticisms of the view. This leads to a view of logic that emphasizes the dynamics of reasoning, provides a novel account of the justification and normativity of logical rules, thus leading to a new, attractive approach to the foundations of logic. The book addresses readers interested in philosophy of language, philosophical and mathematical logic, theories of reasoning, and also those who actively engage in current debates involving, for example, logical revision, and the relationship between logic and reasoning, from advanced undergraduates, to professional philosophers, mathematicians, and linguists.

 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meaning in Dialogue
Book Subtitle
An Interactive Approach to Logic and Reasoning
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47205-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47205-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47204-1
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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