A free dialogical logic for surrogate reasoning: generation of hypothesis without ontological commitments

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Published 26-04-2021
Juan Redmond

Abstract

This article aims to present a Free Dialogic Logic [FDL] as a general framework for hypothesis generation in the practice of modelling in science. Our proposal is based on the idea that the inferential function that models fulfil during the modelling process (surrogate reasoning) should be carried out without ontological commitments. The starting point to achieve our objective is that the scientific consideration of models without a target is a symptom that, on the one hand, the Applicability of Logic should be considered among the conditions of adequacy that should take into account all modeling process and, on the other, that the inferential apparatus at the base of the surrogate reasoning process must be rid of realistic assumptions that lead to erroneous conclusions. In this sense, we propose as an alternative an ontologically neutral inferential system in the perspective of dialogical pragmatism.

How to Cite

Redmond, J. (2021). A free dialogical logic for surrogate reasoning: generation of hypothesis without ontological commitments. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 36(3), 297–320. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.21902
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Keywords

targetless models, dialogic, surrogate reasoning, free logic

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