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Logical Nihilism Suggests Evidential Nihilism

Bright, Liam Kofi (2021) Logical Nihilism Suggests Evidential Nihilism. [Preprint]

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Logical nihilism is the view that all claims of the form A logically entails B are false. I argue that if this is true its consequences (if you will excuse the pun) cannot be limited just to philosophical logic, but it would undermine all presently accepted analyses of evidence. I.e. if logical nihilism is true it suggests that evidential nihilism is true, nothing is evidence for any hypothesis. I end by suggesting that this suggestion may be welcomed as part of a reappraisal of the task of epistemology, if logical nihilism is accepted.


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Bright, Liam Kofiliamkbright@gmail.com0000-0001-5450-8748
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Evidence
Depositing User: Dr Liam Bright
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 18:43
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 18:43
Item ID: 19679
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Evidence
Date: 11 October 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19679

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