Synthese 198 (5):4775-4790 (2021)

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Tuomas E. Tahko
University of Bristol
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Logical realism is a view about the metaphysical status of logic. Common to most if not all the views captured by the label ‘logical realism’ is that logical facts are mind- and language-independent. But that does not tell us anything about the nature of logical facts or about our epistemic access to them. The goal of this paper is to outline and systematize the different ways that logical realism could be entertained and to examine some of the challenges that these views face. It will be suggested that logical realism is best understood as a metaphysical view about the logical structure of the world, but this raises an important question: does logical realism collapse into standard metaphysical realism? It will be argued that this result can be accommodated, even if it cannot be altogether avoided.
Keywords metaphysics of logic  logical realism  metaphysical realism  logical constants  negation  grounding  logical structure  foundation of logic  dialetheism  logical pluralism
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-019-02369-5
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