Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

Judgement and the Epistemic Foundation of Logic

Editors: van der Schaar, Maria (Ed.)

  • The first book to relate the theory of judgment to the epistemic foundation of logic
  • Uses the history of philosophy to generate solutions to contemporary problems in the foundation of logic  
  • Covers both analytic and continental perspectives ​
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This compelling reevaluation of the relationship between logic and knowledge affirms the key role that the notion of judgement must play in such a review. The commentary repatriates the concept of judgement in the discussion, banished in recent times by the logical positivism of Wittgenstein, Hilbert and Schlick, and the Platonism of Bolzano. The volume commences with the insights of Swedish philosopher Per Martin-Löf, the father of constructive type theory, for whom logic is a demonstrative science in which judgement is a settled feature of the landscape. His paper opens the first of four sections that examine, in turn, historical philosophical assessments of judgement and reason; their place in early modern philosophy; the notion of judgement and logical theory in Wolff, Kant and Neo-Kantians like Windelband; their development in the Husserlian phenomenological paradigm; and the work of Bolzano, Russell and Frege. The papers, whose authors include Per Martin-Löf, Göran Sundholm, Michael Della Rocca and Robin Rollinger, represent a finely judged editorial selection highlighting work on philosophers exercised by the question of whether or not an epistemic notion of judgement has a role to play in logic. The volume will be of profound interest to students and academicians for its application of historical developments in philosophy to the solution of vexatious contemporary issues in the foundation of logic. ​

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Verificationism Then and Now

    Martin-Löf, Per

    Pages 3-14

  • Demonstrations Versus Proofs, Being an Afterword to Constructions, Proofs, and the Meaning of the Logical Constants

    Sundholm, Göran

    Pages 15-22

  • Containment and Variation; Two Strands in the Development of Analyticity from Aristotle to Martin-Löf

    Sundholm, Göran

    Pages 23-35

  • Descartes’ Theory of Judgement: Warranted Assertions, the Key to Science

    Cassan, Elodie

    Pages 39-47

  • Striving, Oomph, and Intelligibility in Spinoza

    Michael, Della Rocca

    Pages 49-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Judgement and the Epistemic Foundation of Logic
Editors
  • Maria van der Schaar
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5137-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5137-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5136-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9587-7
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 162
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