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The Metaphysics of Logic


Rush, P, The Metaphysics of Logic, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 268. ISBN 9781107039643 (2015) [Edited Book]


Featuring fourteen new essays from an international team of renowned contributors, this volume explores the key issues, debates and questions in the metaphysics of logic. The book is structured in three parts, looking first at the main positions in the nature of logic, such as realism, pluralism, relativism, objectivity, nihilism, conceptualism, and conventionalism, then focusing on historical topics such as the medieval Aristotelian view of logic, the problem of universals, and Bolzano's logical realism. The final section tackles specific issues such as Glutty theories, contradiction, the metaphysical conception of logical truth, and the possible revision of logic. The volume will provide readers with a rich and wide-ranging survey, a valuable digest of the many views in this area, and a long overdue investigation of logic's relationship to us and the world. It will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students of philosophy, logic, and mathematics.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:logic, metaphysics, philosophy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Logic
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Rush, P (Dr Penelope Rush)
ID Code:93787
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Academic Division
Deposited On:2014-08-18
Last Modified:2014-08-18

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