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(This is part of an ongoing series on logic and theories of judgment in modern philosophy)

In an earlier post I discussed Kant on the normativity of Logic. In this post I want to examine whether Hume can allow for a non-psychological notion of logical consequence.

The worry is rather simple–indeed, call this the “simple argument”.

  1. Hume denies that there are necessary connections between distinct existences (I.iii.vi.1).
  2. The notion of logical consequence requires that there be a necessary connection between distinct propositions.
  3. So, according to Hume, there could not be such necessary connections between propositions.
  4. Hence, the cannot be any form of genuine logical consequence.

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