Mathematical Logic and Continental Philosophers
Mathematical logic (abridged as “ML”) was received with little sympathy — indeed with much hostility — by the majority of continental philosophers during the years following the Second World War. By “continental philosophers” the philosophers of European countries are meant, with the exception of Great Britain and Scandinavia, but including the Soviet Union. This hostility was an astonishing fact to most mathematical logicians: ML was so much superior to conventional logic (used by the philosophers), that the question how it was possible to reject it in favour of the latter was and is a serious problem.
KeywordsFormal Logic Modern Philosopher General Logic Present Writer Vienna Circle
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