Single Idea 7679

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 1. Ontologies]

Full Idea

The principles of pure philosophical ontology are indistinguishable ... from the conceptual foundations of logic.

Gist of Idea

Ontology is the same as the conceptual foundations of logic


Dale Jacquette (Ontology [2002], Pref)

Book Reference

Jacquette,Dale: 'Ontology' [Acumen 2002], p.-3

A Reaction

I would take Russell to be an originator of this view. If the young Wittgenstein showed that the foundations of logic are simply conventional (truth tables), this seems to make ontology conventional too, which sounds very odd indeed (to me).