Research Project

Project title

What ‘Fallacy’ Means to Other-Disciplined Peers

Program

SASPRO

Project ID

1225/02/03

Duration

05.02.2016 to 31.07.2017

Researchers from the Institute

Opis projektu

The project provides an analysis of the meaning(s) of ‘fallacy’ at the interface of psychology/cognitive science, logic and mathematics, law and argumentation theory, rhetoric and communication studies. We combine conceptual analysis with a spatial model of representation, and account for semantic information by starting from truth-conditions, then transfer this information to a geometric framework using conceptual spaces theory. Project results constitute boundary work across the academic fields in which ‘fallacy’ is presently used with distinct, yet historically and systematically related meanings; secondary use occurs in educational contexts. An application-instance of philosophical methods of analysis and representation to semantic information, the project extends the applicant’s prior work to a new research area; the project structure may readily be applied to other crucial terms and concepts.

Contact

Institute of Philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: filosekr@savba.sk
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Journal Filozofia

Institute of philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: filofilo@savba.sk
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Journal Organon F

Institute of Philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: organonf@gmail.com
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