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Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

Logic, Thought and Action

Editors: Vanderveken, Daniel (Ed.)

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This second volume in the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science brings a pragmatic perspective to the discussion of the unity of science.

Contemporary philosophy and cognitive science increasingly acknowledge the systematic interrelation of language, thought and action. The principal function of language is to enable speakers to communicate their intentions to others, to respond flexibly in a social context and to act cooperatively in the world. This book will contribute to our understanding of this dynamic process by clearly presenting and discussing the most important hypotheses, issues and theories in philosophical and logical study of language, thought and action. Among the fundamental issues discussed are the rationality and freedom of agents, theoretical and practical reasoning, individual and collective attitudes and actions, the nature of cooperation and communication, the construction and conditions of adequacy of scientific theories, propositional contents and their truth conditions, illocutionary force, time, aspect and presupposition in meaning, speech acts within dialogue, the dialogical approach to logic and the structure of dialogues and other language games, as well as formal methods needed in logic or artificial intelligence to account for choice, paradoxes, uncertainty and imprecision.

This volume contains major contributions by leading logicians, analytic philosophers, linguists and computer scientists. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers from philosophy, logic, linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. There is no comparable survey in the existing literature.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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eBook $219.00
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Softcover $279.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2616-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logic, Thought and Action
Editors
  • Daniel Vanderveken
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3167-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3167-X
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6688-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2616-4
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 544
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