Synthese

TitleYes Fellows, Most Human Reasoning is Complex
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBatens, D, De Clercq, K, Verdée, P, Meheus, J
JournalSynthese
Volume166
Number1
Pagination113–131
ISSN0039-7857
Abstract

This paper answers the philosophical contentions defended in Horsten and Welch (2007, Synthese, 158, 41-60). It contains a description of the standard format of adaptive logics, analyses the notion of dynamic proof required by those logics, discusses the means to turn such proofs into demonstrations, and argues that, notwithstanding their formal complexity, adaptive logics are important because they explicate an abundance of reasoning forms that occur frequently, both in scientific contexts and in common sense contexts.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-007-9268-4
Citation Key680715