Logical knowledge and ordinary reasoning
- Corine Besson
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This paper argues that the prominent accounts of logical knowledge have the consequence that they conflict with ordinary reasoning. On these accounts knowing a logical principle, for instance, is having a disposition to infer according to it. These accounts in particular conflict with so-called ‘reasoned change in view’, where someone does not infer according to a logical principle but revise their views instead. The paper also outlines a propositional account of logical knowledge which does not conflict with ordinary reasoning.
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- Logical knowledge
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- Blameless but blind reasoning
- Propositional knowledge
- Corine Besson (1)
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- 1. St Hugh’s College, Oxford, OX2 6LE, UK