Informal Reasoning and Logical Formalization

In S. Conrad & S. Imhof (eds.), Ding und Begriff. Ontos (2010)
Abstract
According to a prevalent view among philosophers formal logic is the philosopher’s main tool to assess the validity of arguments, i.e. the philosopher’s ars iudicandi. By drawing on a famous dispute between Russell and Strawson over the validity of a certain kind of argument – of arguments whose premises feature definite descriptions – this paper casts doubt on the accuracy of the ars iudicandi conception. Rather than settling the question whether the contentious arguments are valid or not, Russell and Strawson, upon discussing the proper logical analysis of definite descriptions, merely contrast converse informal validity assessments rendered explicit by nonequivalent logical for-malizations.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Shallow Analysis and the Slingshot Argument.Michael Baumgartner - 2010 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (5):531-556.
Causal Slingshots.Michael Baumgartner - 2010 - Erkenntnis 72 (1):111-133.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
A Logic of Practical Reasoning.Georg Spielthenner - 2007 - Acta Analytica 22 (2):139-153.
Managing Informal Mathematical Knowledge: Techniques From Informal Logic.Andrew Aberdein - 2006 - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4108:208--221.
Mathematical Arguments in Context.Jean Paul van Bendegem & Bart van Kerkhove - 2009 - Foundations of Science 14 (1-2):45-57.
Semantics Without Reference.Christopher Gauker - 1990 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31 (3):437-461.
On the Concept of Material Consequence.Tomis Kapitan - 1982 - History and Philosophy of Logic 3 (2):193-211.
Informal Logic.Leo Groarke - 1996 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Adequate Formalization.Michael Baumgartner & Timm Lampert - 2008 - Synthese 164 (1):93-115.
Added to PP index
2010-01-08

Total downloads
869 ( #1,101 of 2,202,717 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #35,364 of 2,202,717 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature