David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Many historians and philosophers of logic have claimed that during the modern classical era there was a long period of stagnation or even of decline in the field of logic. The aim of this paper is to convince the audience that this standard evaluation of the development of modern logic during the period from Leibniz to Frege is misdirected and needs to be corrected. Even though it is true that the now usual way of understanding logic merely as the doctrine of syntax and semantics of explicit languages would not have appealed even to most 19th century logicians, it is still not the case that there is nothing worth discussing with regard to the development of logic during the modern classical period. The algebraic period culminated with Schroder's contribution and neither Herbartian formal logic nor Trendelenburg's critical epistemology aroused much interest among the 20th century mathematical logicians and analytic philosophers. Nevertheless, the development of symbolic logic can only be understood properly by relating its emergence to the immediately preceding philosophically-oriented discussion about the reform of logic
|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.
Risto Vilkko (2008). The Emergence of Symbolic Logic : The Interplay Between Logic and Philosophy : The Logic Question. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press.
Volker Peckhaus (2008). Gottlob Frege and the Interplay Between Logic and Mathematics. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press.
James G. Buickerood (1985). The Natural History of the Understanding: Locke and the Rise of Facultative Logic in the Eighteenth Century. History and Philosophy of Logic 6 (1):157-190.
Irving H. Anellis (2012). Editor's Introduction to Jean van Heijenoort, Historical Development of Modern Logic. Logica Universalis 6 (3-4):301-326.
Risto Vilkko (2009). The Logic Question During the First Half of the Nineteenth Century. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press. 203.
Volker Peckhaus (1997). The Way of Logic Into Mathematics. Theoria 12 (1):39-64.
Irving H. Anellis (1992). Theology Against Logic: The Origins of Logic in Old Russia. History and Philosophy of Logic 13 (1):15-42.
W. C. Kneale (1962/1984). The Development of Logic. Oxford University Press.
Tapio Korte, Ari Maunu & Tuomo Aho (2009). Modal Logic From Kant to Possible Worlds Semantics. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press.
Leila Haaparanta (ed.) (2009). The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press.
J. P. Cleave (1991). A Study of Logics. Oxford University Press.
Göran Sundholm (2008). A Century of Judgement and Inference,1837-1936 : Some Strands in the Development of Logic. In Leila Haaparanta (ed.), The Development of Modern Logic. Oxford University Press.
Adrian Rice (2003). 'Everybody Makes Errors': The Intersection of De Morgan's Logic and Probability, 1837 – 1847. History and Philosophy of Logic 24 (4):289-305.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads9 ( #163,400 of 1,099,910 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #303,846 of 1,099,910 )
How can I increase my downloads?