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Systems of Logic and the Construction of Order

by Shulamith Kreitler (Volume editor) Günther Fleck (Volume editor) László Ropolyi (Volume editor) Dagmar Eigner (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 174 Pages

Summary

The volume focuses on logic. The issue that has inspired its preparation is the set of contradictions besetting the concept of logic. On the one hand, logic is held in high esteem, especially by those who cherish reasoning and science, but on the other hand, evidence shows that most people do not use logic in daily life and barely apply it to their work and reasoning. Furthermore, logic is considered as the «crown» of sciences, but at the same time it turns out that logic refers to very specific rules that apply to very particular and narrow domains. How can these and similar contradictions be resolved? In their quest for answers, the contributors to this book have explored the multiplicity and variety of logic types and their role for the cognition and construction of realities.

Details

Pages
174
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631579152
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 173 pp., 1 table, 1 graph

Biographical notes

Shulamith Kreitler (Volume editor) Günther Fleck (Volume editor) László Ropolyi (Volume editor) Dagmar Eigner (Volume editor)

Shulamith Kreitler, PhD, is a full professor of psychology and Director of the Psycho-Oncology Research Center at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Günther Fleck, PhD, is Head of the Psychology and Educational Science Research Division at the Institute for Human and Social Sciences, National Defence Academy, Vienna (Austria) and a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. László Ropolyi, PhD, is a lecturer in history and philosophy of science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary). Dagmar Eigner, PhD, is professor for Medical Anthropology at the Medical University of Vienna.

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