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Richard Sylvan [Routley]

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[New Entry by Dominic Hyde, Filippo Casati, and Zach Weber on December 9, 2019.] Richard Sylvan (born Routley, 1935 - 1996) was an Australasian philosopher who was instrumental in starting major schools in: logic (especially paraconsistent and relevant logic), metaphysics (especially Meinongian ontology), and ethics (especially environmental ethics). In a large body of writing, Sylvan urged that, from logic to ecology, we are not now thinking well about big problems - but that we can and must do better. "Philosophers fiddle while the...

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