Logic, Cognition and Argumentation
Mariusz Urbański, Michiel van Lambalgen, and Marcin Koszowy (Eds.)
Special Issue of the Logic and Logical Philosophy
The special issue of the Logic and Logical Philosophy journal devoted to the Logic, Cognition and Argumentation (Open Access) presents an international discussion on the current state of the art in the research on logic and argumentation. In recent years we are witnessing a cognitive turn in logic and argumentation. The special issue resulted from the scientific meeting, Poznan Reasoning Week (PRW 2016), organized in Poznan in 2016. PRW consisted of three conferences, aimed at bringing together experts from various fields, whose research focus on reasoning processes and their modelling from three perspectives:
- the interplay of logic and cognition (Logic and Cognition 2016);
- formal modelling of reasoning and argumentation (14th ArgDiaP);
- natural question processing (QuestPro 2016).
Table of contents:
- Frank Zenker: Logic, Reasoning, Argumentation: Insights from the Wild
- Martin David Hinton: Slippery Slope and Other Consequences
- Magdalena Kacprzak, Anna Sawicka, Andrzej Zbrzezny, Krzysztof Rzeńca, Katarzyna Żukowska : A formal model of an argumentative dialogue in the management of emotions
- Jacky Visser, Katarzyna Budzynska, Chris Reed : A Critical Discussion Game for Prohibiting Fallacies
- Natalia Żyluk, Mikołaj Michta, Mariusz Urbański: Yet another shade of deduction: on measuring deductive flexibility and how it may relate to other cognitive abilities
- Farshad Badie: On Logical Characterisation of Human Concept Learning based on Terminological Systems
- Michał Sochański: What is diagrammatic reasoning in mathematics?
- Mariusz Urbański: Abdcution: some conceptual issues
In recent years we are witnessing a cognitive turn in logic and argumentation. It results in inclusion of some areas of cognitive science, psychology and computer science into their hard core. Consequently, logic and argumentation become capable of modelling actual cognitive activity of real life agents. This turn does not create a rival for the mathematical logic: it forms a next step in the development of logic and argumentation. It also reminds us that for many centuries logic and argumentation stood in a close and natural relationship to the science of actual reasoning processes.