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Logic as metaphysics

Zangwill, Nick

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How should logic be understood? I outline and defend the view that I call “realism” about logic. This is a thesis with two elements: first, that certain logical constants are features or constituents of the world; and, second, that logical constants concepts and words have the function of referring to these features or constituents of the world.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Journal Journal of philosophy
Print ISSN 0022-362X
Electronic ISSN 1939-8549
Publisher Journal of Philosophy
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 112
Issue 10
Pages 517-550
Institution Citation Zangwill, N. (2015). Logic as metaphysics. The journal of philosophy, 112(10), 517-550. https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil20151121034
DOI https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil20151121034
Keywords Metaphysics, Logic
Publisher URL https://www.pdcnet.org//pdc/bvdb.nsf/purchase?openform&fp=jphil&id=jphil_2015_0112_0010_0517_0550&onlyautologin=true
Additional Information This is a description of an article published in the Journal of philosophy, 2016, v.CXII issue 10.

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