Byron K Trippet Assistant Professor of Philosophy Matt Carlson‘s paper on “Logic and the Structure of the Web of Belief” was published in the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy.

The main aim of Carlson’s research is to explain how rational inquirers can be justified, and yet fallible, in their acceptance of logical principles. His central idea is that basic logical principles play an indispensable methodological role in our inquiries, and can be justified by virtue of their playing this role, but like all of our best theories, they are nevertheless open to revision.