Single Idea 9463

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 6. Classical Logic]

Full Idea

Classical logic (of Whitehead, Russell, Gödel, Church) is a two-valued system of propositional and predicate logic, in which all propositions are exclusively true or false, and quantification and predication are over existent objects only.

Gist of Idea

Classical logic is bivalent, has excluded middle, and only quantifies over existent objects


Dale Jacquette (Intro to I: Classical Logic [2002], p.9)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Logic: an anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.9

A Reaction

All of these get challenged at some point, though the existence requirement is the one I find dubious.