IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 315: Rules for Reasoning: Rule-Following in Inference and Disputation

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tilberg University
Organiser:Sara L. Uckelman, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tillburg University
Moderator/Chair:Sara L. Uckelman, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tillburg University
Paper 315-aInference Drawing in John Buridan
(Language: English)
Spencer Johnston, Arché: Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics & Epistemology, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Education, Philosophy
Paper 315-bRule-Following in Burley's Treatise on Consequences
(Language: English)
Ana Maria Mora-Marquez, Saxo Institute, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Education, Philosophy
Paper 315-cSemantic Rules in Two 13th-Century Treatises on Supposition
(Language: English)
Sara L. Uckelman, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tillburg University
Index terms: Education, Philosophy
Abstract

In the 13th and 14th century numerous text-books were written providing guides, in the form of rules, to students on how to draw proper logical inferences and how to use these inferences in different types of disputations. This session proposes to examine examples of rules and rule-following in logical textbooks to consider questions both of the normativity of the rules – are they prescriptive or descriptive? – as well as the role of counterexamples and objections to the rules in these textbooks.