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Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction

Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction Anselm as a Model Case. Introduction Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald), Christian Tapp (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity con- cerning the prerequisites, presuppositions and the logical structure of natural language arguments. The scope and limits of this method have become visible not least through its intense application to Anselm of Canterbury’s notorious proofs for the existence of God. This volume collects, on the one hand, reconstructions of Anselmian arguments that take account of the problems of reconstruction and, on the other hand, theoretical reections on reconstruction with a view to Anselm. We hope that this will allow the reader to critically assess the merits of the theoretical accounts in the light of the reconstructions and the merits of the reconstructions in the light of the theoretical accounts. In general, by considering the example of an outstanding thinker in one or the other way, this volume aims at advancing the methodology and the practice of logical reconstruction. The following remarks explain and motivate this undertaking: What purposes does logical reconstruction serve? What purposes does the reection on logical reconstruction serve? In which ways can the practice and theory of reconstruction prot particularly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2666-4283
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2666-4275
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10.30965/26664275-01701002
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Abstract

Anselm as a Model Case. Introduction Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald), Christian Tapp (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity con- cerning the prerequisites, presuppositions and the logical structure of natural language arguments. The scope and limits of this method have become visible not least through its intense application to Anselm of Canterbury’s notorious proofs for the existence of God. This volume collects, on the one hand, reconstructions of Anselmian arguments that take account of the problems of reconstruction and, on the other hand, theoretical reections on reconstruction with a view to Anselm. We hope that this will allow the reader to critically assess the merits of the theoretical accounts in the light of the reconstructions and the merits of the reconstructions in the light of the theoretical accounts. In general, by considering the example of an outstanding thinker in one or the other way, this volume aims at advancing the methodology and the practice of logical reconstruction. The following remarks explain and motivate this undertaking: What purposes does logical reconstruction serve? What purposes does the reection on logical reconstruction serve? In which ways can the practice and theory of reconstruction prot particularly

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History of Philosophy and Logical AnalysisBrill

Published: Apr 5, 2014

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