What is logic? What makes it a subject in its own right, separate from (and in the background of) the concerns of other disciplines? What is the distinctive character of a logical term or operation? The wealth of technical developments in all areas of logic in recent years has not diminished the need of serious philosophical reflection on the nature of logic, and indeed there is a growing gap between the logician's work and the philosopher's urge to understand the scope of that work. The aim of this collection is to offer material toward filling that gap.
Some of the essays have a programmatic flavor; others put forward articulated views; others still concern themselves with the link between technical aspects and philosophical issues. But all share a common concern for the heart of the problem and stem from a common desire to clarify the nature of the logician's enterprise.
was Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University at the time of this publication.
- What Is Logic About?
- Wider Still and Wider
Resetting the Bounds of Logic
Johan van Benthem
- The Intuitionistic Conception of Logic
Dirk van Dalen
- Logic and Analyticity
Allen P. Hazen
- The Implicational Nature of Logic: A Structuralist Account
- The Ontological Commitments of Logical Theories
Manuel Perez-Otero & Manuel Garcia-Carpintero
- Is Logic a Theory of the Obvious?