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Supervaluationism and good reasoning

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This paper is a tribute to Delia Graff Fara. It extends her work on failures of meta-rules (conditional proof, RAA, contraposition, disjunction elimination) for validity as truth-preservation under a supervaluationist identification of truth with supertruth. She showed that such failures occur even in languages without special vagueness-related operators, for standards of deductive reasoning as materially rather than purely logically good, depending on a context-dependent background. This pap...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1387/theoria.18490

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4659-8672
Publisher:
University of the Basque Country Publisher's website
Journal:
Theoria Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
521-537
Publication date:
2018-06-18
Acceptance date:
2018-06-18
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ISSN:
2171-679X and 0495-4548
Pubs id:
pubs:920168
URN:
uri:ade6f023-433f-4f7e-a651-94a438985f5f
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uuid:ade6f023-433f-4f7e-a651-94a438985f5f
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pubs:920168

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