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The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

Ian Rumfitt

Abstract

This book defends classical logic from a number of attacks of a broadly anti-realist character. The book is sympathetic to many of the premisses underlying these attacks. Indeed, it regards some of them as effective challenges to certain principles of classical semantics, notably the Principle of Bivalence. It argues, though, that they are ineffective against classical logic itself. The book starts by considering the general problem of how conflicts over logical laws may be rationally discussed and adjudicated. This leads to a consideration of the nature of logic: the book identifies the parti ... More

Keywords: classical logic, bivalence, logical laws, consequence, possible worlds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733638.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Rumfitt, author
University of Birmingham