Opened Access The road to modern logic - an interpretation


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Autor: Ferreirós Domínguez, José Manuel
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Filosofía y Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
Fecha: 2001
Publicado en: The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, 7(4), 441-484
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: This paper aims to outline an analysis and interpretation of the process that led to First-Order Logic and its consolidation as a core system of modern logic. We begin with an historical overview of landmarks along the road to modern logic, and proceed to a philosophical discussion casting doubt on the possibility of a purely rational justification of the actual delimitation of First-Order Logic. On this basis, we advance the thesis that a certain historical tradition was essential to the emergence of modern logic; this traditional context is analyzed as consisting in some guiding principles and, particularly, a set of exemplars (i.e., paradigmatic instances). Then, we proceed to interpret the historical course of development reviewed in section 1, which can broadly be described as a two-phased movement of expansion and then restriction of the scope of logical theory. We shall try to pinpoint ambivalences in the process, and the main motives for subsequent changes. Among the latter, o...
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DOI: 10.2307/2687794

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