Truth, Consequence, and the Universality of Reason

Michael P. Lynch

in Truth as One and Many

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218738
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711794 | DOI:
 Truth, Consequence, and the Universality of Reason

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This chapter continues elaborating and defending alethic functionalism. Particular attention is paid to how the functionalist can counter the problems of mixed inferences and mixed compounds that plague pluralist theories of truth. The second half of the chapter discusses the question of whether alethic functionalism entails a form of logical pluralism — the idea that there is more than one form of logical consequence.

Keywords: alethic functionalism; plain truth; logical pluralism; consequence; mixed inferences

Chapter.  6530 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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