Assigning Information to Modalities: Comparing Graphical Treatments of the Syllogism

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The goal of a cognitive theory of modality assignment is to give a general account of the cognitive effects of assigning information to different modalities. This is an ambitious goal, some might say too ambitious, but without some general framework, the multi-disciplinary effort which will undoubtedly be necessary for progress is likely to remain scattered and unrecognised. A more modest aim of this paper is to illustrate how at least the disparate techniques of semantic analysis and experimental psychology are implicated in the development of a general theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogic, Action and Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Philosophical Logic
EditorsEva Ejerhed, Sten Lindström
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-5524-3
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6326-5
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameTrends in Logic: Studia Logica Library
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)1572-6126


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