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Connectives: connectives are also called logical connectives or logical particles. E.g. and, or, if, then, if and only if. Negation also counts as a connective. See also truth value table, truth table.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Robert Brandom on Connectives - Dictionary of Arguments

II 87
Connectives/Gentzen/Brandom: connectives are defined according to their inferential role.
(Epoch-making): Definition Introduction rules: sufficient conditions for the use of the connective - Definition elimination rules: necessary consequences of the use (of the connective).
E.g. in order to define the inferential role of "&" in Boole you indicate that everyone who is defined on p and q thus has to be regarded as defined on p&q as well - the first part without the connective specifies the circumstances, i.e. the sets of the premises. >Cf. >Logical constants
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II 88
Dummett transferred this to sentences, singular terms and predicates - it may be that we do not overlook all connections - conservative extension: by these two rules. Dummett

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Making it exlicit. Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment, Cambridge/MA 1994
German Edition:
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Articulating reasons. An Introduction to Inferentialism, Cambridge/MA 2001
German Edition:
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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