The justification of deduction

Mind 85 (337):112-119 (1976)
It is often taken for granted by writers who propose--and, for that matter, by writers who oppose--'justifications' of inductions, that deduction either does not need, or can readily be provided with, justification. The purpose of this paper is to argue that, contrary to this common opinion, problems analogous to those which, notoriously, arise in the attempt to justify induction, also arise in the attempt to justify deduction.
Keywords Logic  Deduction  justification
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DOI 10.1093/mind/LXXXV.337.112
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