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Author Marciszewski, Witold
Title Logic from a Rhetorical Point of View
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 1993
©1994
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Descript 1 online resource (327 pages)
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Series Grundlagen der Kommunikation und Kognition / Foundations of Communication and Cognition Ser
Grundlagen der Kommunikation und Kognition / Foundations of Communication and Cognition Ser
Note Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One: On the Rhetorical Point of View -- 1. Why rhetoric declined, and what remained of it -- 2. Descartes, Leibniz and Pascal facing a crisis in logic -- Chapter Two: Mind-Philosophical Logic as a Theory of Intelligence -- 1. A terminological introduction -- 2. A case study and methodological comments -- 3. Conceptual potential and conceptual engineering -- Chapter Three: Formalized versus Intuitive Arguments. The Historical Background -- 1. On how geometry and algebra influenced logic -- 2. The Renaissance reformism and intuitionism in logic -- 3. Leibniz on the mechanization of arguments -- Chapter Four: Towards the Logic of General Names -- 1. From syllogistic to the calculus of classes -- 2. The existential import of general names -- 3. What names stand for: an exercise in Plato -- Chapter Five: The Truth-Functional Calculus and the Ordinary Use of Connectives -- 1. The functional approach to logic -- 2. The truth-functional analysis of denial and conjunction -- 3. The truth-functional analysis of disjunction -- 4. The truth-functional analysis of conditionals -- Chapter Six: The Predicate Calculus -- 1. Subject, predicate, quantifiers -- 2. Quantification rules, interpretation, formal systems -- 3. Predicate logic compared with natural logic -- Chapter Seven: Reasoning, Logic, and Intelligence -- 1. Does a logical theory improve natural intelligence? -- 2. The internal logical code in human bodies -- 3. The problem of generalization in the internal code -- 4. What intelligent generalization depends on -- 5. The role of a theory for intelligent generalization -- 6. Logic and geography of mind: mental kinds of reasoning -- 7. Formal ('blind') reasoning and artificial intelligence -- Chapter Eight: Defining, Logic, and Intelligence -- 1. The ostension procedure as a paradigm of definition
2. Normal definitions of predicates and names -- 3. The holistic doctrine of definition -- 4. Implicit definitions and conclusive conceptualization -- Chapter Nine: Symbolic Logic and Objectual Reasoning. Case Studies -- 1. On the case study method -- 2. Cicero's reasoning in the light of symbolic logic -- 3. Martha's objectual reasoning matched by symbolic logic -- 4. Aspasia's argument confronted with predicate logic -- Chapter Ten: Implicit Definitions and Conceptual Networks. Case Studies -- 1. A connectivist approach -- 2. The contrastive background: a definition for computers -- 3. The case of a definition in the food market -- 4. The case of nonexistent Geist and similar cases -- The Postscript as a Book-Network Interface Material versus Formal Arguments -- References -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects -- Extended Table of Contents
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Link Print version: Marciszewski, Witold Logic from a Rhetorical Point of View Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c1993 9783110136838
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