Logic, Thought and Action / Edition 1

Logic, Thought and Action / Edition 1

by Daniel Vanderveken
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402026164
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/06/2005
Series:
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science Series, #2
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The balance of reason27
3Desire, deliberation and action49
4Two basic kinds of cooperation79
5Speech acts and illocutionary logic109
6Communication, linguistic understanding and minimal rationality in universal grammar133
7Truth and reference153
8Empirical versus theoretical existence and truth163
9Michel Ghins on the empirical versus the theoretical175
10Propositional identity, truth according to predication and strong implication185
11Reasoning and aspectual-temporal calculus217
12Presupposition, projection and transparency in attitude contexts245
13The limits of a logical treatment of assertion267
14Agents and agency in branching space-times291
15Attempt, success and action generation : a logical study of intentional action315
16Pragmatic and semiotic prerequisites for predication343
17On how to be a dialogician359
18Some games logic plays409
19Backward induction without tears?433
20On the usefulness of paraconsistent logic465
21Algorithms for relevant logic479
22Logic, randomness and cognition497
23From computing with numbers to computing with words - from manipulation of measurements to manipulation of perceptions507

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