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11 February 2008, Logic, Language, and Reasoning Seminar, Johan van Benthem

Speaker: Johan van Benthem
Title: Logic and Psychology: Do the Facts Matter?
Date: Monday 11 February 2008
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: P.327, Euclides Building, Plantage Muidergracht 24, Amsterdam

Is logic about real human reasoning, or about the pure mathematics of valid consequence relations? Frege's famous 'anti-psychologism' drew a sharp distinction, right at a time when modern pyschology started developing exciting ideas about informal and mathematical reasoning. I will argue that such 'barrier theses' are otiose - and that, fortunately, they do not work, since there is an interesting reality of contacts between logic and empirical cognitive science. My examples come mainly from 'natural logic', while I survey some other contacts.

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