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Classical logic and logicism in human thought

Elqayam, Shira;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • Country: United Kingdom
This chapter explores the role of classical logic as a theory of human reasoning. I distinguish between classical logic as a normative, computational and algorithmic system, and review its role is theories of human reasoning since the 1960s. The thesis I defend is that psychological theories have been moving further and further away from classical logic on all three levels. I examine some prominent example of logicist theories, which incorporate logic in their psychological account, including mental logic and mental models, showing that they differ in the role they accord to logic in general and the classical variants in particular on all three levels. However, ...
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