Relevant consequence and empirical inquiry

Daniel N. Osherson, Scott Weinstein

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A criterion of adequacy is proposed for theories of relevant consequence. According to the criterion, scientists whose deductive reasoning is limited to some proposed subset of the standard consequence relation must not thereby suffer a reduction in scientific competence. A simple theory of relevant consequence is introduced and shown to satisfy the criterion with respect to a formally defined paradigm of empirical inquiry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-448
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


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