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Logicism and Carnap's logical syntax


Frey, Adrian (2011). Logicism and Carnap's logical syntax. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 83:143-169.

Abstract

Although logicism played a significant role in Carnap's philosophical thinking, the relation of his philosophy of mathematics to the main tenets of the logicist tradition is complex and variable. is paper examines one aspect of this relation by discussing the following question: What elements of Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language, if any at all, indicate a real commitment to that tradition? It will be shown that although important aspects of Frege-Russell logicism are incorporated into the framework developed in that book, it is nonetheless impossible to define a position within that framework which deserves to be called “typically logicist“.

Abstract

Although logicism played a significant role in Carnap's philosophical thinking, the relation of his philosophy of mathematics to the main tenets of the logicist tradition is complex and variable. is paper examines one aspect of this relation by discussing the following question: What elements of Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language, if any at all, indicate a real commitment to that tradition? It will be shown that although important aspects of Frege-Russell logicism are incorporated into the framework developed in that book, it is nonetheless impossible to define a position within that framework which deserves to be called “typically logicist“.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 15:25
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 14:07
Publisher:Editions Rodopi
ISSN:0165-9227
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rodopi/gps/2011/00000083/00000001/art00008
http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=GPS

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