Logical Form and Truth-Conditions

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Published 15-07-2013
Andrea Iacona

Abstract

This paper outlines a truth-conditional view of logical form, that is, a view according to which logical form is essentially a matter of truth-conditions. The main motivation for the view is a fact that seems crucial to logic. As §1 suggests, fundamental logical relations such as entailment or contradiction can formally be explained only if truth-conditions are formally represented.§2 spells out the view. §3 dwells on its anity with a conception of logical form that has been defended in the past. §§4-6 draw attention to its impact on three major issues that concern, respectively, the extension of the domain of formal explanation, the semantics of tensed discourse, and the analysis of quantication.

How to Cite

Iacona, A. (2013). Logical Form and Truth-Conditions. THEORIA, 28(3), 439–457. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.4627
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Keywords

logical form, truth-condition

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