Logical realism and the metaphysics of logic
McSweeney, Michaela Markham
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Citation (published version)Michaela Markham McSweeney. 2018. "Logical Realism and the Metaphysics of Logic." Philosophy Compass, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. e12563 - e12563. https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12563
‘Logical Realism’ is taken to mean many different things. I argue that if reality has a privileged structure, then a view I call metaphysical logical realism is true. The view says that, first, there is ‘One True Logic’; second, that the One True Logic is made true by the mind‐and‐language‐independent world; and third, that the mind‐and‐language‐independent world makes it the case that the One True Logic is better than any other logic at capturing the structure of reality. Along the way, I discuss a few alternatives, and clarify two distinct kinds of metaphysical logical realism.