MoL-2009-13: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

MoL-2009-13: Grigoriadou, Olga (2009) A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. [Report]

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A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Comparing Davidson's account of rationality and reasoning to that of
van Lambalgen & Stenning
Olga Grigoriadou

I examine and compare two accounts of rationality and logical
reasoning: that of Donald Davidson on the one hand and that of Michiel
van Lambalgen and Keith Stenning on the other. My first aim is to
examine the differences between these two theories, and the criticisms
that each account can bring against the other. My second aim is to
explore how a combination of the two accounts might result in a more
complete account of rationality and logical reasoning than what is
offered by either one alone. I conclude that the two accounts,
although they at first seem to differ entirely from each other, have
much in common, and that there are important elements in each that
might be useful for the other (e.g. Davidson's Principle of Charity,
or the distinction between reasoning to and from an interpretation
introduced by van Lambalgen and Stenning). A combination of the two
accounts may also have interesting implications for research in the
field of education.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2009-13
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2009
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38

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