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    Proof-theoretic semantics, a problem with negation and prospects for modality

    Kurbis, Nils (2015) Proof-theoretic semantics, a problem with negation and prospects for modality. Journal of Philosophical Logic 44 (6), pp. 713-727. ISSN 0022-3611.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses proof-theoretic semantics, the project of specifying the meanings of the logical constants in terms of rules of inference governing them. I concentrate on Michael Dummett’s and Dag Prawitz’ philosophical motivations and give precise characterisations of the crucial notions of harmony and stability, placed in the context of proving normalisation results in systems of natural deduction. I point out a problem for defining the meaning of negation in this framework and prospects for an account of the meanings of modal operators in terms of rules of inference.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10992-013-9310-6
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Proof-Theoretic semantics, Harmony, Stability, Negation, Modality
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 11:32
    Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 17:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9539

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