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Logic is Metaphysics

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Author(s): Daniel Durante Pereira Alves

Journal: Principia : an International Journal of Epistemology
ISSN 1414-4247

Volume: 15;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Logic | metaphysics | ontological commitment | ontological admissibility | realism | anti-realism

ABSTRACT
Analyzing the position of two philosophers whose views are recognizably divergent, W. O. Quine and M. Dummett, we intend to support a striking point of agreement between them: the idea that our logical principles constitute our principles about what there is, and therefore, that logic is metaphysics.
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