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Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality

  • Erik Weber
  • Dietlinde Wouters
  • Joke Meheus
  • Unique collection of papers in which real life cases of human reasoning are explained

  • Uses applications of non-classical logic to problems in philosophy of science

  • Provides papers that combine results from logic with philosophical reflections on reasoning and rationality


Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 5)

Table of contents

About this book


This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Logic, Reasoning and Rationality 2010 conference (LRR10) in Ghent. The conference aimed at stimulating the use of formal frameworks to explicate concrete cases of human reasoning, and conversely, to challenge scholars in formal studies by presenting them with interesting new cases of actual reasoning.

According to the members of the Wiener Kreis, there was a strong connection between logic, reasoning, and rationality and that human reasoning is rational in so far as it is based on (classical) logic. Later, this belief came under attack and logic was deemed inadequate to explicate actual cases of human reasoning. Today, there is a growing interest in reconnecting logic, reasoning and rationality. A central motor for this change was the development of non-classical logics and non-classical formal frameworks.

The book contains contributions in various non-classical formal frameworks, case studies that enhance our apprehension of concrete reasoning patterns, and studies of the philosophical implications for our understanding of the notions of rationality.


Adaptive logics for relative rationality Belief base revision Consistency in Paraconsistent Logic Degrees of Validity and the Logical Paradoxes Epistemic Logic approach Explanatory power of models in Cognitive Sciences Frontier Theory of Inquiry Human Reasoning Inferential Erotetic Logic Internalism and Scepticism Kepler data-driven induction in scientific discovery Modal Logics Defining Jaśkowski’s Discussive D2 Consequence Non-classical Logic Scientific Reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Weber
    • 1
  • Dietlinde Wouters
    • 2
  • Joke Meheus
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science Ghent University (UGent)GhentBelgium
  2. 2.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science Ghent University (UGent)GhentBelgium
  3. 3.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science Ghent University (UGent)GhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality
  • Editors Erik Weber
    Dietlinde Wouters
    Joke Meheus
  • Series Title Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Log., Argum. Ration.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9010-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0118-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9011-6
  • Series ISSN 2214-9120
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9139
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 186 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy, general
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