On Reduction Rules, Meaning-as-use, and Proof-theoretic Semantics

  title={On Reduction Rules, Meaning-as-use, and Proof-theoretic Semantics},
  author={Ruy J. G. B. de Queiroz},
  journal={Studia Logica},
  • R. D. Queiroz
  • Published 24 October 2008
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Studia Logica
The intention here is that of giving a formal underpinning to the idea of ‘meaning-is-use’ which, even if based on proofs, it is rather different from proof-theoretic semantics as in the Dummett–Prawitz tradition. Instead, it is based on the idea that the meaning of logical constants are given by the explanation of immediate consequences, which in formalistic terms means the effect of elimination rules on the result of introduction rules, i.e. the so-called reduction rules. For that we suggest… 

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