Logic and semantics in the twentieth century
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press 562 (2009)
A crucial aspect of the revolution that affected logic at the beginning of the twentieth century concerns the severance of its traditional dependence on the form and structure of natural language. Such a breakdown has had enormous consequences not only for the development of formal logic, but also for the opening of new perspectives in the study of language. This peculiar relationship between mathematical logic and language inquiry is best illustrated by Willard V. O. Quine (1961: 1): Mathematicians expedite their special business by deviating from ordinary language. Each such departure is prompted by specific considerations of utility for the mathematical venture afoot. Such reforms may be expected to reflect light on the ordinary language from which they depart. As a major consequence of its “reforms”, the new mathematical logic has been able to revivify and boost the notion of philosophical and logical grammar, typical of the seventeenth and eighteenth century rationalist tradition. New life has therefore been given to the idea that there exists a common grammatical core shared by every language and determinable a priori, with respect to which diversity and variation are just prima facie features of natural language, hiding its universal logical structure.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Volker Peckhaus (1999). 19th Century Logic Between Philosophy and Mathematics. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 5 (4):433-450.
Jaroslav Peregrin (1997). Structure and Meaning. Semiotica 113 (1-2):71-88.
Martin Stokhof (2007). Hand or Hammer? On Formal and Natural Languages in Semantics. Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (5-6):597-626.
Jason Stanley (2008). Philosophy of Language in the Twentieth Century. In Dermot Moran (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy. Routledge 382-437.
Gabriel Sandu & Tuomo Aho (2008). Logic and Semantics in the Twentieth Century. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press 562.
Daniel Gallin (1975). Intensional and Higher-Order Modal Logic: With Applications to Montague Semantics. American Elsevier Pub. Co..
George Lakoff (1970). Linguistics and Natural Logic. Synthese 22 (1-2):151 - 271.
Added to index2009-09-15
Total downloads23 ( #174,927 of 1,934,805 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #434,672 of 1,934,805 )
How can I increase my downloads?