David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
History and Philosophy of Logic 5 (1):19-37 (1984)
Following a brief preface, the second section of this paper discusses Mill's early reflections on the problem of how deductive inference can be illuminating. In the third section it is suggested that in his Logic Mill misconstrued the feature that the premises of a logically valid argument contain the conclusion as the ground of a charge that deductive proof is question-begging. The fourth section discusses the nature of the traditional petitio objection to syllogism, and the fifth shows that Mill had a theory capable of answering it. The final section cites the confusion described in section 3 to explain why Mill nevertheless continued to think that syllogistic proofs beg the question
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Rene Descartes (1961). Rules for the Direction of the Mind. Indianapolis,Liberal Arts Press.
Michael A. E. Dummett (1978). Truth and Other Enigmas. Harvard University Press.
Sextus Empiricus (2000). Outlines of Pyrrhonism. Harvard University Press.
Gottlob Frege (1991). Posthumous Writings. Wiley-Blackwell.
Susan Haack (1982). Dummett's Justification of Deduction. Mind 91 (362):216-239.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ted Honderich (1967). Mill on Liberty. Inquiry 10 (1-4):292 – 297.
Tim Mawson (2002). Mill's Proof. Philosophy 77 (3):375-405.
Fred Wilson (1983). Mill's 'Proof' of Utility and the Composition of Causes. Journal of Business Ethics 2 (2):135 - 155.
Dale E. Miller (2004). On Millgram on Mill. Utilitas 16 (1):96-108.
Shia Moser (1963). A Comment on Mill's Argument for Utilitarianism. Inquiry 6 (1-4):308-318.
Ben Eggleston (2010). Rules and Their Reasons : Mill on Morality and Instrumental Rationality. In Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.), John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press.
Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.) (2011). John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press.
Fred Wilson (1982). Mill's Proof That Happiness is the Criterion of Morality. Journal of Business Ethics 1 (1):59 - 72.
G. W. Smith (1996). David Lyons, Rights, Welfare, and Mill's Moral Theory, New York, Oxford University Press, 1994, Pp. 224;Necip Fikri Alican, Mill's Principle of Utility: A Defense of John Stuart Mill's Notorious Proof, Amsterdam, Rodopi B.V. Editions, 1994, Pp. Xv + 240. [REVIEW] Utilitas 8 (01):127-.
David Godden (2005). Psychologism in the Logic of John Stuart Mill: Mill on the Subject Matter and Foundations of Ratiocinative Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 26 (2):115-143.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads14 ( #131,009 of 1,679,439 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #111,625 of 1,679,439 )
How can I increase my downloads?