A proposal for a naturalised epistemology of logic

Watson, Stephen George (2004). A proposal for a naturalised epistemology of logic PhD Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics and School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Watson, Stephen George
Thesis Title A proposal for a naturalised epistemology of logic
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics and School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Dominic G. Hyde
David T. Brown
Total pages 191
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subjects L
440102 Epistemology
440106 Logic
780199 Other
Formatted abstract

I give a defence of the plausibility of a naturalistic epistemology of logic, by which is meant a naturalistic explanation for our having the idea of logic that we do. The defence takes the form of a sketch of such a possible and plausible naturalistic epistemology. In the course of developing this sketch I respond to typical objections that have been or would be likely to be raised to such projects. In particular the accusation of psychologism is dealt with. Furthermore the nature of the naturalisation I propose suggests new ways of looking at common concepts in logic; such as, for example, the relationship between and the significance of semantics and syntax, and the nature of logical form.

Keyword Logic

 
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