Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

The Realism-Antirealism Debate in the Age of Alternative Logics

Editors: Rahman, Shahid, Primiero, Giuseppe, Marion, Mathieu (Eds.)

  • The first work on the Realism-Antirealism debate in the Age of Alternative Logics
  • Large variety of different new topics are undertaken from the viewpoint of the well-known distinction `realism vs. antirealism'
  • Shows the most recent developments in philosophical logic
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The relation between logic and knowledge has been at the heart of a lively debate since the 1960s. On the one hand, the epistemic approaches based their formal arguments in the mathematics of Brouwer and intuitionistic logic. Following Michael Dummett, they started to call themselves `antirealists'. Others persisted with the formal background of the Frege-Tarski tradition, where Cantorian set theory is linked via model theory to classical logic. Jaakko Hintikka tried to unify both traditions by means of what is now known as `explicit epistemic logic'. Under this view, epistemic contents are introduced into the object language as operators yielding propositions from propositions, rather than as metalogical constraints on the notion of inference.

The Realism-Antirealism debate has thus had three players: classical logicians, intuitionists and explicit epistemic logicians. The editors of the present volume believe that in the age of Alternative Logics, where manifold developments in logic happen at a breathtaking pace, this debate should be revisited. Contributors to this volume happily took on this challenge and responded with new approaches to the debate from both the explicit and the implicit epistemic point of view.

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“The collection is composed of 18 chapters, covering a wide variety of topics. … the volume offers a panorama of research work done in the first decade of the twenty first century, concerning the ongoing debate about realism vs anti-realism and is, therefore, necessary reading for anyone interested in the central questions in this debate.” (Costas Dimitracopoulos, Metascience, February, 2013)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • On When a Disjunction Is Informative

    Allo, Patrick

    Pages 1-23

  • My Own Truth

    Billon, Alexandre

    Pages 25-45

  • Which Logic for the Radical Anti-realist?

    Bonnay, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • Moore’s Paradox as an Argument Against Anti-realism

    Cogburn, Jon

    Pages 69-84

  • The Neutrality of Truth in the Debate Realism vs. Anti-realism

    Frápolli, María J.

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Realism-Antirealism Debate in the Age of Alternative Logics
Editors
  • Shahid Rahman
  • Giuseppe Primiero
  • Mathieu Marion
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1923-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1923-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1922-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3783-9
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 348
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