- One logician’s perspective on argumentation [in Chinese]
- Book title
- Beijing: Philosophy Department, Tsinghua University
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
Logic is often considered a technical subject, far removed from the concrete reasoning and discussion that we all practice in daily life. Understanding and improving that ordinary reasoning is then seen as the task of argumentation theory, which has operated independently from logic for a long time. But the discipline of logic has been undergoing a practical turn over the last decades, with my own work on logical dynamics of agency and intelligent interaction as an example. On the occasion of the death of Stephen Toulmin, a pioneer in modern argumentation theory and a prominent critic of mathematics-centered logic, I take a fresh look at what are usually considered major points of difference between daily practice and logical theory: the role of richer argument schemata and of procedural aspects of reasoning. I argue that these are in fact points of shared interest, making logic and argumentation theory allies rather than rivals.
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.