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Logical Skills

Social-Historical Perspectives

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Claude Rosental & Julie Brumberg-Chaumont

Lien(s) externe(s) Springer
172 pages.

This contributed volume explores the ways logical skills have been perceived over the course of history. The authors approach the topic from the lenses of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and history to examine two opposing perceptions of logic: the first as an innate human ability and the second as a skill that can be learned and mastered. Chapters focus on the social and political dynamics of the use of logic throughout history, utilizing case studies and critical analyses.

Specific topics covered include :

  • the rise of logical skills
  • problems concerning medieval notions of idiocy and rationality
  • decolonizing natural logic
  • natural logic and the course of time

Logical Skills: Social-Historical Perspectives will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of history, sociology, philosophy, and logic. Psychology and colonial studies scholars will also find this volume to be of particular interest.  

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Comprehensively examines two opposing conceptions of logical skills, allowing readers to approach logic from a new interdisciplinary, non-reductionist perspective.

Employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the social and political issues raised by logic over the course of history.

Utilizes a clear and engaging style to present a socio-historical examination of logical skills that is accessible to students, researchers, and academics alike.