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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 1. Overview of Logic]

Full Idea

In many respects, situation theory is an extension of classical logic that takes account of context.

Gist of Idea

Situation theory is logic that takes account of context


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

Book Reference

Devlin,Keith: 'Goodbye Descartes: the end of logic' [Wiley 1997], p.207

A Reaction

John Barwise is cited as the parent of this movement. Many examples show that logical form is very hard to pin down, because word-meaning depends on context (e.g. 'several crumbs' differs from 'several mountains').