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Visiting Speaker Series

Visiting Speaker Series

 

 What is an Inference?

 

Ram Neta

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Philosophers have spent much time examining the conditions under which we are justified in drawing a conclusion from some premises. But what is it to draw a conclusion from some premises? It's obviously not just a matter of believing the premises and also believing the conclusion. It's also not just a matter of believing the conclusion because you believe the premises—some causal relations among beliefs are clearly not inferential relations. In this talk, I will address the question of what it is to draw a conclusion from some premises.

  

Thursday, February 14th, 4:30 p.m.

King 343

 

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