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Authors: Tan, Juanhe
Advisors: Kelly, Thomas
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: What justifies us in using deductive arguments? Not just the fact that they’re truth-preserving: some deep mathematical theorems preserve truth, but we can’t justifiably use them without first proving them. What else is needed? By focusing on the basic inference Modus Ponens, this thesis explores and rejects several accounts advanced by various philosophers. It concludes with an original proposal.
Extent: 70 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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