Brandom's Demarcation of Logic

Philosophical Topics 36 (2):55-62 (2008)
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John MacFarlane
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract
This is a lightly edited version of my comments on Brandom’s Lecture 2, as delivered in Prague at the “Prague Locke Lectures” in April, 2007. I try to say why Brandom’s proposed demarcation is significant, by placing it in a broader context of demarcation proposals from Kant to the twentieth century. I then raise some questions about the basic ingredients of Brandom’s demarcation—the notions of PP-sufficiency and VP-sufficiency—and question whether the vocabulary of conditionals, Brandom’s paradigm for logical vocabulary, can be universal-LX.
Keywords logic  inferentialism  Brandom
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DOI 10.5840/philtopics200836218
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