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Single Idea 15020

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

Full Idea

Despite its brilliant success in mathematics and fundamental science, classical logic applies uneasily to natural language.

Gist of Idea

Classical logic is good for mathematics and science, but less good for natural language


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 10.6)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.231

A Reaction

He gives examples of the conditional, and debates over the meaning of 'and', 'or' and 'not', and also names and quantifiers. Many modern philosophical problems result from this conflict.