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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 3. Logical Truth]

Full Idea

Logical truths should be true no matter what exists, so true even if nothing exists. The classical predicate calculus, however, makes it logically true that something exists.

Gist of Idea

Logical truths are true no matter what exists - but predicate calculus insists that something exists


Oliver,A/Smiley,T (What are Sets and What are they For? [2006], 5.1)

Book Reference

'Metaphysics (Philosophical Perspectives 20)', ed/tr. Hawthorne,John [Blackwell 2006], p.145