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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 2. History of Logic]

Full Idea

Montague's intensional logic was the first really successful attempt to develop a mathematical framework that incorporates the notion of meaning.

Gist of Idea

Montague's intensional logic incorporated the notion of meaning


Keith Devlin (Goodbye Descartes [1997], Ch. 8)

Book Reference

Devlin,Keith: 'Goodbye Descartes: the end of logic' [Wiley 1997], p.192

A Reaction

Previous logics, led by Tarski, had flourished by sharply dividing meaning from syntax, and concentrating on the latter.