Dynamic turn and logic of scientific research


  • María Victoria Murillo-Corchado Universidad de Sevilla
  • Ángel Nepomuceno-Fernández Universidad de Sevilla




Logical games, dialogical logic, DEL, abduction, universal grammar, pirahã, anomaly, novelty


In order to present the incidence of the dynamic turn in the logic of scientific research, we begin with a section, in this article, that deals with logical games as triggers of this dynamic turn in contemporary logic, together with the program of logical dynamics of information and interaction. We briefly introduce the main characteristics of the logic favorable to independence and the game-theoretical semantics (IF-logic and GTS, respectively, in Hintikka and Sandu 1997), of dialogical logic (Redmond and Fontaine 2011), as well as the essential elements of this program. Although from any of these points of view we have a list of logical tools to deal with more clearly epistemological issues, we highlight the role of dynamic epistemic logic (DEL), to which we dedicate the following section. There follows another one in which we enter the logical studies of abduction as one of the fundamental problems of contemporary epistemology and, in a new section, in terms of the theoretical constructs of the preceding sections, we present and explain a phenomenon that emerged in the field of linguistics, the case of the discovery of the Amazonian language pirahã, which should be considered an anomaly within the framework of the Chomskian theory.


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How to Cite

Murillo-Corchado, M. V., & Nepomuceno-Fernández, Ángel. (2019). Dynamic turn and logic of scientific research. Revista De Humanidades De Valparaíso, (13), 68–89. https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv2019iss13pp68-89




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