Inference, Methodology and Semantics

  • Johan van Benthem
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 257)


Of old, there has been an alliance between modern Logic and the Methodology or Philosophy of Science. Famous philosophers—logicians like Carnap, Beth or Reichenbach bridged the gap between these two disciplines: whose concerns, indeed, formed a continuum in their work. Nowadays, however, it seems fair to say that this particular contact has receded into the limelight, whereas new interfaces between Logic and Linguistics or Computer Science are making the headlines. (Significantly, the well-known Handbook of Philosophical Logic devotes not a single paper in its applied final volume to the above connection.)


Scientific Theory Predicate Logic Natural Deduction Horn Clause Philosophical Logic 
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