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Interdisciplinary Works in Logic, Epistemology, Psychology and Linguistics

Dialogue, Rationality, and Formalism

  • Manuel Rebuschi
  • Martine Batt
  • Gerhard Heinzmann
  • Franck Lihoreau
  • Michel Musiol
  • Alain Trognon
  • Builds on the interdisciplinary scientific project, DiaRaFor (“Dialogue, Rationality, Formalisms”)

  • Examines meeting points between different disciplines including logic and the social sciences and offers new insights

  • Presents contributions from international experts across various disciplines


Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Manuel Rebuschi, Martine Batt, Gerhard Heinzmann, Franck Lihoreau, Michel Musiol, Alain Trognon
    Pages 1-8
  3. Historical Context

  4. Epistemology, Context, Formalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Franck Lihoreau, Manuel Rebuschi
      Pages 155-179
  5. Reasoning in Interactive Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Martine Batt, Alain Trognon
      Pages 203-218
    3. Marcelo Dascal
      Pages 219-228
    4. Denis Vernant
      Pages 229-244
  6. Conversation, Pathology, Formalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Maxime Amblard, Sylvain Pogodalla
      Pages 247-282
    3. Jean Caelen, Anne Xuereb
      Pages 283-313
    4. Michel Musiol, Frédéric Verhaegen
      Pages 315-342

About this book


This book presents comparisons of recent accounts in the formalization of natural language (dynamic logics and formal semantics) with informal conceptions of interaction (dialogue, natural logic, and attribution of rationality) that have been developed in both psychology and epistemology. There are four parts which explore: historical and systematic studies; the formalization of context in epistemology; the formalization of reasoning in interactive contexts in psychology; the formalization of pathological conversations.

Part one discusses the Erlangen School, which proposed a logical analysis of science as well as an operational reconstruction of psychological concepts. These first chapters provide epistemological and psychological insights into a conceptual reassessment of rational reconstruction from a pragmatic point of view.

The second focus is on formal epistemology, where there has recently been a vigorous contribution from experts in epistemic and doxatic logics and an attempt to account for a more realistic, cognitively plausible conception of knowledge.

The third part of this book examines the meeting point between logic and the human and social sciences and the fourth part focuses on research at the intersection between linguistics and psychology.

Internationally renowned scholars have contributed to this volume, building on the findings and themes relevant to an interdisciplinary scientific project called DiaRaFor (“Dialogue, Rationality, Formalisms”) which was hosted by the MSH Lorraine (Lorraine Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities) from 2007 to 2011.


Conversation, Pathology, Formalization Dialogue and Calculation Discourse in Schizophrenic Disorders Epistemic closure principle Evert Willem Beth and Jean Piaget Knowledge Attributions Lorenzen's defense of rationality Modelling Dynamic Effects of Discourse Pragmatics of Veridicity Rationality of Performance Reasoning in Interactive Context Rhetorical aspects of Dialogue Analysis SDRT to analyze logicality SDRT to analyze pathological conversations SDRT to analyze pragmatic deviances SDRT to analyze rationality Zeltner's critique of the Erlangen school dynamics of belief knowledge in context knowledge, belief and conditional belief procedural information

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Rebuschi
    • 1
  • Martine Batt
    • 2
  • Gerhard Heinzmann
    • 3
  • Franck Lihoreau
    • 4
  • Michel Musiol
    • 5
  • Alain Trognon
    • 6
  1. 1.LHSP – Archives H. Poincaré (UMR 7117) MSH Lorraine (USR 3261) CNRSUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Psychologie de l’Interaction et des Relations Intersubjectives (InterPsy – EA 4432)Université de LorraineNancyFrance
  3. 3.MSH Lorraine (USR 3261) CNRSUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance
  4. 4.Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Instituto de Filosofia da LinguagemUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  5. 5.MSH Lorraine (UST 3261) CNRS ATILF (UMR 7118)Université de LorraineNancyFrance
  6. 6.Laboratoire de Psychologie de l’Interaction et des Relations Intersubjectives (InterPsy – EA 4432)Université de LorraineNancyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interdisciplinary Works in Logic, Epistemology, Psychology and Linguistics
  • Book Subtitle Dialogue, Rationality, and Formalism
  • Editors Manuel Rebuschi
    Martine Batt
    Gerhard Heinzmann
    Franck Lihoreau
    Michel Musiol
    Alain Trognon
  • Series Title Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Log., Argum. Ration.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03043-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35314-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03044-9
  • Series ISSN 2214-9120
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9139
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 372
  • Number of Illustrations 44 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
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