Single Idea 18215

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / d. Logicism critique]

Full Idea

No clear explanation of the idea that the conclusion was 'implicitly contained in' the premises was ever given, and I do not believe that any clear explanation is possible.

Gist of Idea

It seems impossible to explain the idea that the conclusion is contained in the premises


Hartry Field (Science without Numbers [1980], 1)

Book Reference

Field,Hartry: 'Science without Number' [Blackwell 1980], p.16