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Single Idea 14183

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / B. Logical Consequence / 1. Logical Consequence]

Full Idea

Maybe some arguments are really only valid when a suppressed premise is made explicit, as when we say that 'taller than' is a transitive concept. ...But what is added by making the hidden premise explicit? It cannot alter the soundness of the argument.

Gist of Idea

Maybe arguments are only valid when suppressed premises are all stated - but why?


Stephen Read (Formal and Material Consequence [1994], 'Suppress')

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Logic: an anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.242

Related Idea

Idea 14182 If the logic of 'taller of' rests just on meaning, then logic may be the study of merely formal consequence [Read]