more from Hilary Putnam

Single Idea 18954

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 2. History of Logic]

Full Idea

It was essentially the failure to develop a logic of relations that trivialised the logic studied before the end of the nineteenth century.

Gist of Idea

Before the late 19th century logic was trivialised by not dealing with relations


Hilary Putnam (Philosophy of Logic [1971], Ch.3)

Book Reference

Putnam,Hilary: 'Philosophy of Logic' [Routledge 1972], p.27

A Reaction

De Morgan, Peirce and Frege were, I believe, the people who put this right.