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Logic from a Rhetorical Point of View : Trends in Linguistics - Witold Marciszewski

Logic from a Rhetorical Point of View

Trends in Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 1994
ISBN: 9783110136838
Number Of Pages: 327
For Ages: 22+ years old

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On the Rhetorical Point of Viewp. 1
Why rhetoric declined, and what remained of itp. 1
Descartes, Leibniz and Pascal facing a crisis in logicp. 6
Mind-Philosophical Logic as a Theory of Intelligencep. 13
A terminological introductionp. 13
A case study and methodological commentsp. 18
Conceptual potential and conceptual engineeringp. 23
Formalized versus Intuitive Arguments: The Historical Backgroundp. 31
On how geometry and algebra influenced logicp. 31
The Renaissance reformism and intuitionism in logicp. 44
Leibniz on the mechanization of argumentsp. 57
Towards the Logic of General Namesp. 68
From syllogistic to the calculus of classesp. 68
The existential import of general namesp. 75
What names stand for: an exercise in Platop. 79
The Truth-Functional Calculus and the Ordinary Use of Connectivesp. 89
The functional approach to logicp. 89
The truth-functional analysis of denial and conjunctionp. 93
The truth-functional analysis of disjunctionp. 100
The truth-functional analysis of conditionalsp. 104
The Predicate Calculusp. 112
Subject, predicate, quantifiersp. 112
Quantification rules, interpretation, formal systemsp. 120
Predicate logic compared with natural logicp. 126
Reasoning, Logic, and Intelligencep. 141
Does a logical theory improve natural intelligence?p. 141
The internal logical code in human bodiesp. 145
The problem of generalization in the internal codep. 152
What intelligent generalization depends onp. 160
The role of a theory for intelligent generalizationp. 165
Logic and geography of mind: mental kinds of reasoningp. 170
Formal ('blind') reasoning and artificial intelligencep. 175
Defining, Logic, and Intelligencep. 183
The ostension procedure as a paradigm of definitionp. 183
Normal definitions of predicates and namesp. 188
The holistic doctrine of definitionp. 197
Implicit definitions and conclusive conceptualizationp. 203
Symbolic Logic and Objectual Reasoning. Case Studiesp. 220
On the case study methodp. 220
Cicero's reasoning in the light of symbolic logicp. 224
Martha's objectual reasoning matched by symbolic logicp. 231
Aspasia's argument confronted with predicate logicp. 239
Implicit Definitions and Conceptual Networks. Case Studiesp. 257
A connectivist approachp. 257
The contrastive background: a definition for computersp. 261
The case of a definition in the food marketp. 265
The case of nonexistent Geist and similar casesp. 269
The Postscript as a Book-Network Interface Material versus Formal Argumentsp. 278
Referencesp. 288
Index of Namesp. 297
Index of Subjectsp. 300
Extended Table of Contentsp. 305
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ISBN: 9783110136838
ISBN-10: 311013683X
Series: Trends in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 1994
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64