I—What is the Normative Role of Logic?
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2009
© 2009 The Aristotelian Society
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages 251–268, June 2009
How to Cite
Field, H. (2009), I—What is the Normative Role of Logic?. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 83: 251–268. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8349.2009.00181.x
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 6 MAY 2009
The paper tries to spell out a connection between deductive logic and rationality, against Harman's arguments that there is no such connection, and also against the thought that any such connection would preclude rational change in logic. One might not need to connect logic to rationality if one could view logic as the science of what preserves truth by a certain kind of necessity (or by necessity plus logical form); but the paper points out a serious obstacle to any such view.