Graduate studies at Western
In M. Bonelli & A. Longo (eds.), Quid Est Veritas? Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes. Bibliopolis (2010)
|Abstract||This paper considers the question of what knowing a logical rule consists in. I defend the view that knowing a logical rule is having propositional knowledge. Many philosophers reject this view and argue for the alternative view that knowing a logical rule is, at least at the fundamental level, having a disposition to infer according to it. To motivate this dispositionalist view, its defenders often appeal to Carroll’s regress argument in ‘What the Tortoise Said to Achilles’. I show that this dispositionalist view, and the regress that supposedly motivates it, operate with the wrong picture of what is involved in knowing a logical rule. In particular I show that it gives us the wrong picture of the relation between knowing a logical rule and actions of inferring according to it, as well as of the way in which knowing a logical rule might be a priori.|
|Keywords||Logical Knowledge Lewis Carroll Regress Logical Constants|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Corine Besson, Understanding the Logical Constants and Dispositions. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication (2010).
Corine Besson (2012). Logical Knowledge and Ordinary Reasoning. Philosophical Studies 158 (1):59-82.
Patrice Philie (2007). Carroll's Regress and the Epistemology of Logic. Philosophical Studies 134 (2):183 - 210.
A. B. Levison (1964). Wittgenstein and Logical Necessity. Inquiry 7 (1-4):367-373.
K. Warmbrod (1999). Logical Constants. Mind 108 (431):503 - 538.
Ken Warmbrōd (1999). Logical Constants. Mind 108 (431):503 - 538.
Jeffrey Foss (1976). A Rule of Minimal Rationality: The Logical Link Between Beliefs and Values. Inquiry 19 (1-4):341 – 353.
John MacFarlane, Logical Constants. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ignacio Jane (1997). Theoremhood and Logical Consequence. Theoria 12 (1):139-160.
Matti Eklund (2000). The Aims of Logical Empiricism As a Philosophy of Science. Acta Analytica 15 (25):137-59.
Ernest Lepore & Kirk Ludwig (2002). What is Logical Form? In Gerhard Preyer & Georg Peter (eds.), Logical Form and Language. Clarendon Press.
Stephen Read (2010). General-Elimination Harmony and the Meaning of the Logical Constants. Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (5):557-76.
William H. Hanson (2003). Logic, the a Priori, and the Empirical. Theoria 18 (2):171-177.
Otávio Bueno & Scott A. Shalkowski (2009). Modalism and Logical Pluralism. Mind 118 (470):295-321.
Added to index2011-03-19
Total downloads78 ( #12,508 of 739,325 )
Recent downloads (6 months)21 ( #6,093 of 739,325 )
How can I increase my downloads?