One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The abstract form in which an argument or proposition may be expressed in logical terms, as distinct from its particular content.
- ‘Some structuralists, like Resnik and myself, take this to give the underlying logical form of mathematical language.’
- ‘One can represent the logical form of an argument by replacing the specific content words with letters used as place-holders or variables.’
- ‘If one keeps in mind the logical form of a universal generalization, and if one excludes background knowledge about relative class-sizes, then there is no paradox.’
- ‘It was Russell who performed the service of showing that the apparent logical form of a proposition need not be its real one.’
- ‘However, there seems to be a more attractive reading: We accept a fallacious argument only if we are deceived about its logical form.’
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