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Logic as metaphysics

Zangwill, Nick

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Nick Zangwill



Abstract

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.

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Zangwill, N. (2015). Logic as metaphysics. The journal of philosophy, 112(10), 517-550. https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil20151121034

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2015
Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 12, 2018
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil20151121034
Keywords Metaphysics, Logic
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/382112
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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