"Formality in Logic: From Logical Terms to Semantic Constraints"

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  • Fecha: 28/03/2014
  • Hora: 18 hs.
  • Arancel Socios: sin cargo
  • Arancel No Socios: $ 70

Gil Sagi (MCMP)

Viernes 28 de marzo, 18 hs.

In the talk I discuss a prevailing view by which logical terms determine forms of sentences and arguments and therefore the logical validity of arguments. This view is common to those who hold that there is a principled distinction between logical and nonlogical terms and those holding relativistic accounts. I adopt the Tarskian tradition by which logical validity is determined by form, but reject the centrality of logical terms. I propose an alternative framework for logic where logical terms no longer play a distinctive role. This account employs a new notion of semantic constraints. The talk includes some preliminary definitions and results in the new framework.