Single Idea 9457

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 1. Overview of Logic]

Full Idea

Philosophy of logic has (roughly) two camps: extensionalists and intensionalists, with the former view dominant. ...There is a close connection between this and eliminativist or reductivist versus folk psychological and intentionalist philosophy of mind.

Gist of Idea

The two main views in philosophy of logic are extensionalism and intensionalism


Dale Jacquette (Intro to 'Philosophy of Logic' [2002], 4)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Logic: an anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.5

A Reaction

Hm. I think I favour intensionalism in the logic, and reductivism about the mind, so I may have a bit of bother here. I'm convinced that this jigsaw can be completed, despite all appearances.

Related Idea

Idea 5637 Nowadays logic is seen as the science of extensions, not intensions [Scruton]