An Introduction to the Special Issue on Logic, Cognition and Argumentation

Mariusz Urbański, Michiel van Lambalgen, Marcin Koszowy

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2018.015

Abstract


In recent years we have witnessed a cognitive or ‘practical’ turn in logic [Gabbay and Woods, 2005; Urbański, 2011]. The most fundamental claim of its proponents is that logic has much to say about actual reasoning and argumentation. This cognitively-orientated logic. It acquires a new task of “systematically keeping track of changing representations of information” [van Benthem, 2008, p. 73], and, due to all the achievements of the mathematisation of logic, is fully up to this task. It also contests the claim that distinction between a descriptive and a normative account of the analysis of reasoning is disjoint and exhaustive [Gabbay and Woods, 2003, p. 37].

Keywords


logic; cognition; argumentation

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References


Gabbay, D.M., and J. Woods, 2003, Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmatics, North-Holland, Amsterdam.

Gabbay, D.M., and J. Woods, 2005, ‘The practical turn in logic”, pages 15–122 in D.M. Gabbay and F. Guenthner (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic (2nd ed.), vol. 13, Springer. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3521-7_1

Stenning, K. and M. van Lambalgen, 2008, Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Urbański, M., 2011, “Logic and cognition: The faces of psychologism”, Logic and Logical Philosophy 20, 1–2: 175–185. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2011.009

van Benthem, J., 2008, “Logic and reasoning: Do the facts matter?”, Studia Logica 88, 1: 67–84. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11225-008-9101-1








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