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The Growth of Logic Out of the Foundational Research in Mathematics

  • Stanislaw J. Surma
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 149)

Abstract

The present day logic takes its origin from too many sources to be justified univocally and exhaustively by referring merely to the particular ones. Mathematics and the foundational studies, singled out as the only major root of logic, prove to be inadequate for the purpose of the justification of our reasoning. Therefore it is quite natural that so much attention has been also paid to the motivation of logic through the philosophical analysis of our knowledge of the external world including the realm of mathematical entities. The third major root of logic lies in the sphere of our intuition. The basic problem here is how and to what extent the intuitive notions of reasoning and its linguistic forms are rendered into logic as a formal system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanislaw J. Surma
    • 1
  1. 1.Jagiellonian University of CracowPoland

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