The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

2015.10.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ian Rumfitt, The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2015, 345pp., $60.00
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2015.10.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ian Rumfitt, The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2015, 345pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198733638. Reviewed by John P. Burgess, Princeton University, and Jack Woods, Bilkent University The core of Ian Rumfitt's new book, long in the making, is a suite of six chapters defending classical logic (mainly of negation, conjunction, and disjunction, with asides on conditionals but with quantification deferred) against five lines of criticism. These are preceded by a short introduction and two chapters expounding the distinctive conception of logic underlying the five case studies and followed by a conclusion concerned with the common theme of the five defenses, the separability of classical logic from the principle of bivalence. The work is a tribute to the continuing influence of the late Sir Michael Dummett, whose student Rumfitt was. Rumfitt repeatedly. . .

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