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The Relations between Logic and Philosophy, 1874–1931

Leila Haaparanta

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195137316
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199867912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0025
 The Relations between Logic and Philosophy, 1874–1931

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This chapter gives a survey of the field of philosophy where (1) the philosophical foundations of modern logic were discussed and (2) where such themes of logic were discussed that were on the borderline between logic and other branches of the philosophical enterprise, such as metaphysics and epistemology. The contributions made by Gottlob Frege and Charles Peirce are included since their work in logic is closely related to and also strongly motivated by their philosophical views and interests. In addition, the chapter pays attention to a few philosophers to whom logic amounted to traditional Aristotelian logic and to those who commented on the nature of logic from a philosophical perspective without making any significant contribution to the development of formal logic.

Keywords: philosophy; logic; Gottlob Frege; Charles Peirce; metaphysics; epidemiology; psychology

Chapter.  20578 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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