Reason as Malleable, Trivialism as the Consequence of the Logocentric Predicament, and the Principle of Minimal Non-Contradiction

[McFetridge] gave an argument to show that we cannot relationally abandon such a belief, on pain of fendering ourselves unable to reason from suppositions at all. Of course one cannot maintain that it is impossible for someone to believe that there is no rule of inference which is valid in reasoning from any suppositions at all. Of course one cannot maintain that it is impossible for someone to believe that there is no rule of inference which is valid in reasoning from any supposition whatsoever. The point is rather that such a belief cannot be maintained in the face of reasonable, rational consideration. (Leech 97)

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