Single Idea 3809

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 1. Overview of Logic]

Full Idea

If you think you need a rule to infer q from 'p and (if p then q)', then you would also need a rule to infer p from p.

Gist of Idea

If complex logic requires rules, then so does basic logic


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.1.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.19