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Logic Informed

  • Author(s): Bledin, Justin
  • Advisor(s): MacFarlane, John
  • et al.
Abstract

I develop an informational conception of logic as a science fundamentally concerned not with truth but with information. Facts about logical validity, on this conception, tell us about the structure of the bodies of information that we generate, encounter, absorb, and exchange as we interact with one another and learn about our world. I also investigate the normative role of logic in our epistemic practices. In particular, I argue against the widespread idea that there are rational requirements to have logically coherent beliefs that are not merely epiphenomenal on evidential norms.

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