Trends in Logic

Structural Reliabilism

Inductive Logic as a Theory of Justification

Authors: Kawalec, P.

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Kawalec's monograph is a novel defence of the programme of inductive logic, developed initially by Rudolf Carnap in the 1950s and Jaakko Hintikka in the 1960s. It revives inductive logic by bringing out the underlying epistemology. The main strength of the work is its link between inductive logic and contemporary discussions of epistemology. Through this perspective the author succeeds to shed new light on the significance of inductive logic. The resulting structural reliabilist theory propounds the view that justification supervenes on syntactic and semantic properties of sentences as justification-bearers. The claim is made that this sets up a genuine alternative to the prevailing theories of justification. Kawalec substantiates this claim by confronting structural reliabilism with a number of epistemological problems. Kawalec writes in a clear manner, makes his theses and arguments explicit, and gives ample bibliographical references.

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"This monograph is a novel defense of the program of inductive logic, developed initially by Rudolf Carnap in the 1950s and Jaako Hintikka in the 1960s. … The main strength of the work is its link between inductive logic and contemporary discussions of epistemology. … He writes in a clear manner, makes his thesis and arguments explicit and gives ample bibliographical references." (International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 34 (3), 2005)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Systems of Inductive Logic

    Kawalec, Paweł

    Pages 1-52

  • Inductive Logic as a Structural Reliabilist Theory of Justification

    Kawalec, Paweł

    Pages 53-106

  • Structural Reliabilism and the Problems of Bayesian Epistemology

    Kawalec, Paweł

    Pages 107-147

  • Conclusion

    Kawalec, Paweł

    Pages 149-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Reliabilism
Book Subtitle
Inductive Logic as a Theory of Justification
Authors
Series Title
Trends in Logic
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0259-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0259-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1013-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3955-0
Series ISSN
1572-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 190
Topics