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The Taming of the True$
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Neil Tennant

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251605

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.001.0001

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Finding the right logic

Finding the right logic

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(p.305) Chapter 10 Finding the right logic
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The Taming of the True
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Neil Tennant

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0010

This chapter aims to justify logic as a body of analytic truths and inferential principles. The difference with this choice of logic from the standpoint of semantic anti-realism is that it insists not only on the usual constructivism but it also provides new grounds for insisting relevance between the premises and conclusion of a logically correct argument. This chapter also discusses a canon of constructive inference and provides an account of cognitive significance that shows how good scientific sense is rooted in the sensible.

Keywords:   analytic truth, inferential principles, logic, semantic anti-realism, constructivism, constructive inference

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