Single Idea 12188

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 6. Logical Necessity]

Full Idea

Nothing in Quine's argument seems to be said directly against the view that the propositions of logic are necessary truths, ..though Crispin Wright has represented him as saying this at the end of 'Two Dogmas'.

Gist of Idea

Contrary to some claims, Quine does not deny logical necessity

Source

report of Willard Quine (Two Dogmas of Empiricism [1953]) by Ian McFetridge - Logical Necessity: Some Issues 3

Book Reference

-: 'Aristotelian Society' [], p.147


A Reaction

Quine famously denies that logical truths are merely a matter of convention, so the question is, if he believes in logical necessity, what does he think is the basis of it? Answers, as always, on a postcard.