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December 2012 The philosophy of logic
Penelope Maddy
Bull. Symbolic Logic 18(4): 481-504 (December 2012). DOI: 10.2178/bsl.1804010

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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.

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Penelope Maddy. "The philosophy of logic." Bull. Symbolic Logic 18 (4) 481 - 504, December 2012. https://doi.org/10.2178/bsl.1804010

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Published: December 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 13 November 2012

zbMATH: 06126490
MathSciNet: MR3053067
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2178/bsl.1804010

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Association for Symbolic Logic

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