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2020.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jaroslav Peregrin, Philosophy of Logical Systems, Routledge, 2020, 197pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780367405632. Reviewed by Julien Murzi, University of Salzburg What is the relationship, if any, between the formal tools of logic and natural language? Jaroslav Peregrin's book aims to offer both an introduction to, and a philosophical assessment of, some of the main tools in the contemporary logician's toolkit, such as propositional logic, predicate logic, the lambda and epsilon calculi, and modal logic. Peregrin's main theses are that logic is mostly concerned with the relation of following from to be found, in his view, in natural language; that formal languages are essentially models of natural language; that, because adequate models must ultimately answer to reality, logic is essentially an a posteriori discipline; that more complex logical tools, such as the language of first-order logic and its underlying semantics, don't directly interpret natural... Read More

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