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Single Idea 13234

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

Full Idea

Through much of the 20th century the conception of logic was inherited from Frege and Russell, as knowledge of a body of logical truths, as arithmetic or geometry was a knowledge of truths. This is odd, and a historical anomaly.

Gist of Idea

The view of logic as knowing a body of truths looks out-of-date


JC Beall / G Restall (Logical Pluralism [2006], 2.2)

Book Reference

Beall,J/Restall,G: 'Logical Pluralism' [OUP 2006], p.12

A Reaction

Interesting. I have always taken this idea to be false. I presume logic has minimal subject matter and truths, and preferably none at all.