Logical Constants

Mind 108 (431):503 - 538 (1999)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

There is as yet no settled consensus as to what makes a term a logical constant or even as to which terms should be recognized as having this status. This essay sets out and defends a rationale for identifying logical constants. I argue for a two-tiered approach to logical theory. First, a secure, core logical theory recognizes only a minimal set of constants needed for deductively systematizing scientific theories. Second, there are extended logical theories whose objectives are to systematize various pre-theoretic, modal intuitions. The latter theories may recognize a variety of additional constants as needed in order to formalize a given set of intuitions

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,075

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The problem of logical constants.Mario Gómez-Torrente - 2002 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 8 (1):1-37.
Understanding the Logical Constants and Dispositions.Corine Besson - 2009 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 5:1-24.
Sequent-systems for modal logic.Kosta Došen - 1985 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (1):149-168.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
210 (#96,001)

6 months
25 (#114,728)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Ken Warmbrod
University of Manitoba

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references