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On What Follows

Tiller, Adam
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Tiller, Adam
Advisor
Merricks, Trenton
Abstract
Philosophers use deductive arguments. I argue that in doing so we presuppose that some claims entail other claims, and that we can often recognize these entailments. I then argue that we are thereby committed to both metaphysical and epistemological theses regarding entailment. In particular, my dissertation concludes that---lest we give up deductive arguments entirely---there are primitive entailment facts, many of which we can directly recognize by way of intellectual seemings (or 'intuitions'). In arguing for this conclusion, I give reasons to reject modal, model-theoretic, and proof-theoretic accounts of entailment.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Philosophy, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2016
Published Date
2016-07-28
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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