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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 3. Value of Logic]

Full Idea

It has often been uncritically assumed that logic that was initially a tool for clarifying mathematics could be seamlessly and uniformly applied in the effort to clarify ordinary language and philosophy, but this has been a real mistake.

Gist of Idea

It is a mistake to think that the logic developed for mathematics can clarify language and philosophy


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], Intro)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.-1

A Reaction

I'm not saying he's right (since you need stupendous expertise to make that call) but my intuitions are that he has a good point, and he is at least addressing a crucial question which most analytical philosophers avert their eyes from.