Bulletin of Symbolic Logic
- Bull. Symbolic Logic
- Volume 18, Issue 4 (2012), 481-504.
The philosophy of logic
This talk surveys a range of positions on the fundamental metaphysical and epistemological questions about elementary logic, for example, as a starting point: what is the subject matter of logic—what makes its truths true? how do we come to know the truths of logic? A taxonomy is approached by beginning from well-known schools of thought in the philosophy of mathematics—Logicism, Intuitionism, Formalism, Realism—and sketching roughly corresponding views in the philosophy of logic. Kant, Mill, Frege, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Ayer, Quine, and Putnam are among the philosophers considered along the way.
Bull. Symbolic Logic Volume 18, Issue 4 (2012), 481-504.
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Maddy, Penelope. The philosophy of logic. Bull. Symbolic Logic 18 (2012), no. 4, 481--504. doi:10.2178/bsl.1804010. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bsl/1352802979.