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Between Logic and Reality

Modeling Inference, Action and Understanding

  • Majda Trobok
  • Nenad Miščević
  • Berislav Žarnić

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Majda Trobok, Nenad Miščević, Berislav Žarnić
    Pages 1-7
  3. Logical and Mathematical Structures

  4. Epistemology and Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Danilo Šuster
      Pages 101-120
    3. Nenad Smokrović
      Pages 121-133
    4. Nenad Miščević
      Pages 135-157
  5. Dynamic Logical Models of Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Manuel Rebuschi
      Pages 161-182
    3. Tomoyuki Yamada
      Pages 183-200
    4. Berislav Žarnić
      Pages 201-224
  6. Logical Methods in Ontological and Linguistic Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Massimiliano Carrara, Silvia Gaio
      Pages 227-242
    3. Pierdaniele Giaretta, Giuseppe Spolaore
      Pages 243-259
    4. Imre Rusza
      Pages 261-268
    5. Vladan Djordjević
      Pages 269-280

About this book


Is reality logical and is logic real? What is the origin of logical intuitions? What is the role of logical structures in the operations of an intelligent mind and in communication? Is the function of logical structure regulative or constitutive or both in concept formation?


This volume provides analyses of the logic-reality relationship from different approaches and perspectives. The point of convergence lies in the exploration of the connections between reality – social, natural or ideal – and logical structures employed in describing or discovering it. Moreover, the book connects logical theory with more concrete issues of rationality, normativity and understanding, thus pointing to a wide range of potential applications.


The papers collected in this volume address cutting-edge topics in contemporary discussions amongst specialists. Some essays focus on the role of indispensability considerations in the justification of logical competence, and the wide range of challenges within the philosophy of mathematics. Others present advances in dynamic logical analysis such as extension of game semantics to non-logical part of vocabulary and development of models of contractive speech act.


Action-norm Action-norm Inference Inference Logic Logic Rationality Rationality

Editors and affiliations

  • Majda Trobok
    • 1
  • Nenad Miščević
    • 2
  • Berislav Žarnić
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2., Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  3. 3., Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Between Logic and Reality
  • Book Subtitle Modeling Inference, Action and Understanding
  • Editors Majda Trobok
    Nenad Miščević
    Berislav Žarnić
  • Series Title Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2389-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9378-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2390-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
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