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Logical knowledge and ordinary reasoning

Besson, Corine (2012) Logical knowledge and ordinary reasoning. Philosophical Studies 158 (1), pp. 59-82. ISSN 0031-8116.

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This paper argues that the prominent accounts of logical knowledge have the consequence that they conflict with ordinary reasoning. On these accounts knowing a logical principle, for instance, is having a disposition to infer according to it. These accounts in particular conflict with so-called ‘reasoned change in view’, where someone does not infer according to a logical principle but revise their views instead. The paper also outlines a propositional account of logical knowledge which does not conflict with ordinary reasoning.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): logical knowledge, change in view, dispositions, propositions
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Corine Besson
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 17:25
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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