Logic, Thought and Action

  • Daniel Vanderveken

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Daniel Vanderveken
    Pages 1-24
  3. Reason, Action and Communication

    1. Marcelo Dascal
      Pages 27-47
    2. John R. Searle
      Pages 49-78
    3. Raimo Tuomela
      Pages 79-107
    4. John R. Searle, Daniel Vanderveken
      Pages 109-132
  4. Experience, Truth and Reality in Science

    1. Henri Lauener
      Pages 153-161
    2. Bas C. van Fraassen
      Pages 175-181
  5. Propositions, Thought and Meaning

  6. Agency, Dialogue and Game-Theory

    1. Nuel Belnap
      Pages 291-313
    2. Shahid Rahman, Laurent Keiff
      Pages 359-408
    3. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
      Pages 409-431
    4. Jordan Howard Sobel
      Pages 433-461
  7. Reasoning and Cognition in Logic and Artificial Intelligence

    1. Newton C.A. da Costa, Jean-Yves Béziau, Otávio Bueno
      Pages 465-478
    2. Paul Gochet, Pascal Gribomont, Didier Rossetto
      Pages 479-496
    3. Michel de Rougemont
      Pages 497-506

About this book


This second volume in the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science brings a pragmatic perspective to the discussion of the unity of science.

Contemporary philosophy and cognitive science increasingly acknowledge the systematic interrelation of language, thought and action. The principal function of language is to enable speakers to communicate their intentions to others, to respond flexibly in a social context and to act cooperatively in the world. This book will contribute to our understanding of this dynamic process by clearly presenting and discussing the most important hypotheses, issues and theories in philosophical and logical study of language, thought and action. Among the fundamental issues discussed are the rationality and freedom of agents, theoretical and practical reasoning, individual and collective attitudes and actions, the nature of cooperation and communication, the construction and conditions of adequacy of scientific theories, propositional contents and their truth conditions, illocutionary force, time, aspect and presupposition in meaning, speech acts within dialogue, the dialogical approach to logic and the structure of dialogues and other language games, as well as formal methods needed in logic or artificial intelligence to account for choice, paradoxes, uncertainty and imprecision.

This volume contains major contributions by leading logicians, analytic philosophers, linguists and computer scientists. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers from philosophy, logic, linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. There is no comparable survey in the existing literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Vanderveken
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QuebecTrois-RivièresCanada

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