Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (1):157-167 (2018)

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Nicole Wyatt
University of Calgary
Gillman Payette
University of British Columbia
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Anti-exceptionalists about logic maintain that it is continuous with the empirical sciences. Taking anti-exceptionalism for granted, we argue that traditional approaches to explanation are inadequate in the case of logic. We argue that Andrea Woody's functional analysis of explanation is a better fit with logical practice and accounts better for the explanatory role of logical theories.
Keywords logic  explanation in science  methodology of logic  philosophy of logic
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