No Requirement of Relevance

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Abstract

There are schools of logicians who claim that an argument is not valid unless the conclusion is relevant to the premises. In particular, relevance logicians reject the classical theses that anything follows from a contradiction and that a logical truth follows from everything. This chapter critically evaluates several different motivations for relevance logic, and several systems of relevance logic, finding them all wanting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780195148770
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

Keywords

  • Contradiction
  • Logic
  • Logical truth
  • Relevance logic
  • Validity

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