The Status of Logic

Stewart Shapiro

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI:
   The Status of Logic

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It seems that if a thinker in an argument arrives at an empirical conclusion, then some of the belief‐formation or reasoning principles she employs must be a priori if the reasoning is to be knowledgeable. Stewart Shapiro accepts this claim, and investigates the way in which the basic principles of logic must have an a priori status if the process of empirical confirmation of propositions reasoning that involves such principles of logic is to make sense.

Keywords: a priori; empirical confirmation; logic; reasoning; Stewart Shapiro

Chapter.  17619 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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