CIRCULAR RELATION BETWEEN UNDERSTANDING AND LOGIC

@inproceedings{Smedslund1970CIRCULARRB,
  title={CIRCULAR RELATION BETWEEN UNDERSTANDING AND LOGIC},
  author={Jan Smedslund},
  year={1970}
}
Procedures for determining logicality presuppose understanding, and procedures for determining understanding presuppose logic. One can escape from this circle only by presupposing logicality, in agreement with common-sense thinking. Understanding can then be studied as an empirical variable. Traditional research has been based on the opposite solution: Logicality is treated as an empirical variable, understanding is implicitly presupposed; hence results are obtained which do not ‘make sense… CONTINUE READING