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Single Idea 21222

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 1. Ontology of Logic]

Full Idea

Husserl maintained that because most logicians have not studied the connection between logic and the world, logic did not achieve its status of purity. Even more, their logic implicitly presupposed a world.

Gist of Idea

Logicians presuppose a world, and ignore logic/world connections, so their logic is impure


report of Edmund Husserl (Formal and Transcendental Logic [1929]) by Victor Velarde-Mayol - On Husserl 4.5.1

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.67

A Reaction

The point here is that the bracketing of phenomenology, to reach an understanding with no presuppositions, is impossible if you don't realise what your are presupposing. I think the logic/world relationship is badly neglected, thanks to Frege.

Related Idea

Idea 21223 Phenomenology grounds logic in subjective experience [Husserl, by Velarde-Mayol]