Logic and Liberal Arts

Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

p. 596-597 “In short, adoption of Locke’s proposal as the rationale for logic in the tradition of liberal arts, in place of the original Aristotelian rationale opposed to the Stoic conception, would bring about a reconciliation of the two proposals by suggestion that the foundation of logic as science ought be sought in logical relations as they occur within the structures of natural language, rather than in artificial languages parasitic upon or ‘metatheoretic’ to natural language.”


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