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GROUNDING LOGIC: A REPLY TO SHENEFELT AND WHITE

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2018

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In ‘What on Earth is Logic?’, Michael Shenefelt and Heidi White offer this observation about the nature of logic: ‘If one tries to justify logic logically, one ends up arguing in a circle’. From this, they conclude that ‘logic is a horizon beyond which none of our earnest self-reflecting arguments can help us see’. While there is much to appreciate in how they developed this idea, there are several worrying points that could still be raised against their view. In this article, we outline such problems.


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1 An online version of the test is available here: <http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/wason/Default.aspx>.

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