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[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 5. Meaning as Verification]

Full Idea

Logical positivists did not adopt old-style logicism, but rather logicism spiced with varying doses of If-thenism.

Gist of Idea

Logical positivists adopted an If-thenist version of logicism about numbers


Alan Musgrave (Logicism Revisited [1977], 4)

Book Reference

-: 'British Soc for the Philosophy of Science' [-], p.113

A Reaction

This refers to their account of mathematics as a set of purely logical truths, rather than being either empirical, or a priori synthetic.