Constructive Semantics

Meaning in Between Phenomenology and Constructivism

  • Christina Weiss

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Christina Weiss
    Pages 1-12
  3. Integrating Transcendental Phenomenology into the Dialogical Framework

  4. Critical Positions Towards Integrating Transcendental Phenomenology and Constructivism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mirja Hartimo
      Pages 123-133
    3. Claire Ortiz Hill
      Pages 135-146
  5. Phenomenology and Constructivism as a Dialectical Relation

About this book


This edited book brings together research work in the field of constructive semantics with scholarship on the phenomenological foundations of logic and mathematics. It addresses one of the central issues in the epistemology and philosophy of mathematics, namely the relationship between phenomenological meaning constitution and constructive semantics. Contributing authors explore deep structural connections and fundamental differences between phenomenology and constructivism. Papers are drawn from contributions to a prestigious workshop held at the University of Friedrichshafen.

Readers will discover insight into structural connections between the phenomenological concept of meaning constitution and constructivist concepts of meaning. Discussion ranges from more specific conceptualizations in the philosophy of logic and mathematics to more general considerations in epistemology, inferential semantics and phenomenology. Questions such as a possible phenomenological understanding of the relationship between structural rules and particle rules in dialogical logic are explored. Significant aspects of both phenomenology and dialectics, and dialectics and constructivism emerge.

Graduates and researchers of philosophy, especially logic, as well as scholars of mathematics will all find something of interest in the expert insights presented in this volume. 


Constructive Semantics Dialogical Logic Phenomenology and Constructivism Dialectics and Constructivism Inferential Semantics and Phenomenology Structural Rules Particle Rules Phenomenological Epistemology Husserl Intentionality Lorenzen Dialogical Logic Constructivity Phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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