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Single Idea 12766

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

Full Idea

Logical space is not given independently of the individuals that occupy it, but is abstracted from the world as we find it.

Gist of Idea

Logical space is abstracted from the actual world


Robert C. Stalnaker (Anti-essentialism [1979], p.85)

Book Reference

Stalnaker,Robert C.: 'Ways a World Might Be' [OUP 2003], p.85

A Reaction

I very much like the second half of this idea, and am delighted to find Stalnaker endorsing it. I take the logical connectives to be descriptions of how things behave, at a high level of generality.