Synthese

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 99–117 | Cite as

Reasoning and logic

  • Jim Mackenzie
Article

Abstract

Gilbert Harman, in ‘Logic and Reasoning’ (Synthese60 (1984), 107–127) describes an “unsuccessful attempt ... to develop a theory which would give logic a special role in reasoning”. Here reasoning is psychological, “a procedure for revising one's beliefs”. In the present paper, I construe reasoning sociologically, as a process of linguistic interaction; and show how both reasoning in the psychologistic sense and logic are related to that process.

Keywords

Special Role Unsuccessful Attempt Psychologistic Sense Linguistic Interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Mackenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.Higher Education and Research UnitMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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