Tracking Reason Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Paperback | July 31, 2008

byJody Azzouni

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Ordinary people grasp when they take something to follow (deductively) from something else. This is the backbone of our self-ascribed ability to reason. This book investigates the connection between that ordinary notion and formal analogues developed by logicians. Despite our apparent grasp ofconsequence, we have no introspective insight into the rule by which we reason, nor their scope and limits.

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Ordinary people grasp when they take something to follow (deductively) from something else. This is the backbone of our self-ascribed ability to reason. This book investigates the connection between that ordinary notion and formal analogues developed by logicians. Despite our apparent grasp ofconsequence, we have no introspective insig...

Jody Azzouni is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195370694

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Table of Contents

General IntroductionPart I: Truth1. Truth and Truth Conditions2. The Transcendence of Truth3. Anaphorically Unrestricted Quantifiers4. Regimentation and Paradox5. The Inconsistency of Natural Languages; Conclusion to Part IPart II: Mathematical Proof6. The Uniqueness of Mathematics as a Social Practice7. The Derivation-Indicator View of Mathematical Practice8. How to Nominalize Formalism; Conclusion to Part IIPart III: Semantics an the Notion of Consequence: Introduction to Part II9. Semantics and the Notion of Consequence; Conclusion to Part III; General ConclusionBibliographyIndex