Structural Reliabilism

Inductive Logic as a Theory of Justification

  • Paweł Kawalec

Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Paweł Kawalec
    Pages 1-52
  3. Paweł Kawalec
    Pages 149-152
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-191

About this book


Kawalec's monograph is a novel defence of the programme of inductive logic, developed initially by Rudolf Carnap in the 1950s and Jaakko Hintikka in the 1960s. It revives inductive logic by bringing out the underlying epistemology. The main strength of the work is its link between inductive logic and contemporary discussions of epistemology. Through this perspective the author succeeds to shed new light on the significance of inductive logic. The resulting structural reliabilist theory propounds the view that justification supervenes on syntactic and semantic properties of sentences as justification-bearers. The claim is made that this sets up a genuine alternative to the prevailing theories of justification. Kawalec substantiates this claim by confronting structural reliabilism with a number of epistemological problems. Kawalec writes in a clear manner, makes his theses and arguments explicit, and gives ample bibliographical references.


Rudolf Carnap epistemological problem epistemology knowledge logic science

Editors and affiliations

  • Paweł Kawalec
    • 1
  1. 1.The Catholic University of LublinPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3955-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0259-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-6126
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