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Some Philosophical Issues in Logic & Language

by: Sadhan Chakraborti

The book makes it explicit on how certain important philosophical questions generated from logic are, in the ultimate analysis, rooted in the area of philosophy of language. It also suggests certain means of settling these issues of philosophy of logic.

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ISBN: 9788192611457
Year Of Publication: 2016
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : x, 172
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 400

Overview

Philosophy of logic and philosophy of language are closely interrelated areas of research. Many of the philosophical questions arising from logic cannot be fully addressed without taking into consideration certain issues associated with the concerned language. The philosophical issues, e.g. concerning validity of an argument, proof for the validity of an argument are philosophical problems, which are generated from the study of logic.
The book makes it explicit on how certain important philosophical questions generated from logic are, in the ultimate analysis, rooted in the area of philosophy of language. It also suggests certain means of settling these issues of philosophy of logic. In addition to certain issues in philosophy of logic the book extensively deals with certain issues in philosophy of language such as the issue concerning holism, semantic inferentialism, realism, objectivity of statements and representationalism.
Those who are engaged in advanced research in philosophy of language and philosophy of logic will benefit immensely from reading this book. It will also be of great use to the students of philosophy and to the general readers as well.

Contents

Preface
1. Two Faces of Triple Negation
2. Michael Dummett on Truth
The Informal Reductio Proof
3. Ayer’s Two-Tier Theory of Language
4. A Prelude to Pragmatics–Semantics Interface
5. Semantic Holism vs. Intentional Realism An Informational Semanticist’s Approach
6. Reflections on the Problem of Justifying Deduction
Formulation of the Problem
Alternative Solutions to the Problem
Proof Theorist’s Reply to the Charge of Infinite Regress or Circularity
Justification of Dummett
Sen’s Justification
7. The Computational Theory of Mind
What Is Cognitive Science?
The Computational Theory of Mind
The System of Computational Processes
The Symbolic Serial Processing System
8. Wittgenstein on Necessity and Objectivity in Mathematics and Logic
9. Truth, Meaning and Understanding The Dummett–Davidson Controversy
Meaning and Communication
Meaning and Understanding
Davidson’s Pro-theory Approach
Davidson’s Truth-theoretic Account of Understanding of Language
Formal and Empirical Constraints on a Davidsonian Meaning Theory
Radical Interpretation as the Basis of Davidsonian Meaning Theory
Belief–Meaning Interlocking
The Principle of Charity as a Solution to the Problem of Belief–Meaning Interlocking
Coherence as the Justification for a Davidsonian Meaning Theory
Dummett’s Critique of the Davidson Theory of Meaning
A Davidsonian Reply to the Dummettian Critique
10. Language, Communication and Miscommunication
First Aspect of Understanding
Davidson’s Pro-theory Approach
Second Aspect of Understanding
The Pragmatic Apparatus
Third Aspect of Understanding
A Case Excerpt
Feeling and Emotion
The Kinesic Apparatus
Ekman’s Neurocultural Account of Emotion
11. Representation, Meaning and Truth
12. The Folly of Trying to Tarnish the Objectivity of Truth
13. On Empathic Reasoning
Bibliography
Index

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