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Catarina Dutilh Novaes: Every Proof is (and isn't) a Dialogue

Wanneer:wo 06-04-2011 13:00 - 14:15
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, room Alpha

Lecture organized by the Dept of The History of Philosophy
Every proof is (and isn’t) a dialogue: on the dialogical foundations of logic and deduction by Dr Catarina Dutilh Novaes (UvA )

In this talk, I present the outlines of my forthcoming VIDI project, ‘The Roots of Deduction’, in particular its conceptual starting point: a reconceptualization of the very notion of deduction based on its multi-agent, dialogical origins. I argue that it is a mistake to think of logic and deduction as pertaining to the mono-agent level of thinking; rather, they belong essentially to the multi-agent level of arguing. Continue reading...