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Logical Consequence

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[Revised entry by Jc Beall, Greg Restall, and Gil Sagi on February 21, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A good argument is one whose conclusions follow from its premises; its conclusions are consequences of its premises. But in what sense do conclusions follow from premises? What is it for a conclusion to be a consequence of premises? Those questions, in many respects, are at the heart of logic (as a philosophical discipline). Consider the following argument:...

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