Grammar, Truth, and Logic
It is a general practice, in intellectual pursuits, to argue from the truth of one sentence to the truth of another. Some such arguments are the business of logic, others not. They belong to logic if they hinge purely on the structure of the sentences concerned, rather than depending on content. But the structure of sentences consists in grammatical constructions. Here, then, is the intimate connection between grammar, truth, and logic. Logic studies the truth conditions that hinge solely on grammatical constructions.
KeywordsRelative Clause Singular Term Grammatical Construction Truth Function Logical Truth
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