On Dialogues, Predication and Elementary sentences


  • Shahid Rahman Université Lille 3
  • Nicolas Clerbout Instituto de Filosofía, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Valparaíso.




Dialogues, games, logic, constructivism, pragmatism, dialogical logic


In its origins Dialogical logic constituted the logical foundations of an overall new movement called the Erlangen School or Erlangen Constructivism that should provide a new start to a general theory of language and of science. In relation to the theory of language, according to the Erlangen-School, language is not just a fact that we discover, but a human cultural accomplishment whose construction reason can and should control. The constructive development of a scientific language was called the Orthosprache-project. Unfortunately, the Orthosprache-project was not further developed and somehow seemed to fade away. Perhaps, one could say that one of the reasons is that the semantic links between dialogical logic, that was restricted to logical constants, and the more general linguistic aspirations of the Orthosprache were not sufficiently developed and then the new theory of meaning of dialogical logic seemed to be cut off from the project of setting the basis for a general theory of meaning.

In the present paper we would like to contribute to precise one possible way in which a general dialogical theory of meaning could be linked to dialogical logic. More precisely, the main aim of the article is to set the basis for the meaning of elementary sentences in the context of dialogical interaction.

Author Biographies

Shahid Rahman, Université Lille 3

Né en 1956.

Professeur de logique et épistémologie à l'Université Lille 3 
(Sciences Humaines, Lettres et Arts),
Université Lille 3, Département de Philosophie

Responsable de la Spécialisation "Logique et épistémologie" 
(Masters et Doctorat)

Responsable du Domaine "Concepts et pratiques philosophiques", dans l'UMR 8163 "Savoirs, Textes, Langage" et de la thématique 4 "Logique et argumentation".

Nicolas Clerbout, Instituto de Filosofía, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Valparaíso.

Doctor en Filosofía por la Universidad de Lille 3 (Francia) y la Universidad de Leiden (Holanda), Magíster y Licenciado en Filosofía por la Universidad de Lille 3. Profesor del Instituto de Filosofía de la Universidad de Valparaíso (Facultad de Humanidades). Ejes de estudio: cuadro conceptual dialógico para una teoría dinámica del conocimiento y del significado; interacción y racionalidad; relación acción/significado/conocimiento. Adscrito a la línea de investigación del DEI-UV referida a “Estrategias de Lenguaje: comunicación, arte y tecnología”, de la cual es el coordinador.



How to Cite

Rahman, S., & Clerbout, N. (2013). On Dialogues, Predication and Elementary sentences. Revista De Humanidades De Valparaíso, (2), 7–46. https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv2013iss2pp7-46




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