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

Full Idea

For sentential or first-order logic, the logical truths are represented by valid formulas; in higher-order logics, by sentences formulated in purely logical terms.

Gist of Idea

In classical logic, logical truths are valid formulas; in higher-order logics they are purely logical


Michael Dummett (Frege philosophy of mathematics [1991], Ch. 3)

Book Reference

Dummett,Michael: 'Frege: philosophy of mathematics' [Duckworth 1991], p.26