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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 2. Platonism in Logic]

Full Idea

The whole idea of an atemporal realm of validity is an invention that is no less doubtful than medieval speculation about angels.

Gist of Idea

The idea of an atemporal realm of validity is as implausible as medieval theology


Martin Heidegger (Basic Problems of Phenomenology [1927], p.215), quoted by Richard Polt - Heidegger: an introduction 2 'Theory'

Book Reference

Polt,Richard: 'Heidegger: an introduction' [Routledge 2003], p.16

A Reaction

This seems to be flatly opposed to the view of Frege, and shows why continental philosophy has largely eschewed a study of logic. It is hard for a philosopher to pursue logic extensively without commitment to the Fregean Third Realm.