Single Idea 22295

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 3. Logical Truth]

Full Idea

In the modern definition, a 'logical truth' is true under every interpretation of the non-logical words it contains.

Gist of Idea

Modern logical truths are true under all interpretations of the non-logical words


Michael Potter (The Rise of Analytic Philosophy 1879-1930 [2020], 19 'Frege's')

Book Reference

Potter,Michael: 'The Rise of Anaytic Philosophy 1879-1930' [Routledge 2020], p.131

A Reaction

What if the non-logical words are nonsense, or are used inconsistently ('good'), or ambiguously ('bank'), or vaguely ('bald'), or with unsure reference ('the greatest philosopher' becomes 'Bentham')? What qualifies as an 'interpretation'?