, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 27–45 | Cite as

The truths of logic

  • Eric M. Hammer


Several accounts of logical truth are compared and shown to define distinct concepts. Nevertheless, conditions are given under which they happen to declare exactly the same sentences logically true. These conditions involve the variety of objects in the domain, the richness of the language, and the logical resources available. It is argued that the class of sentences declared logically true by each of the accounts depends on particularities of the actual world.


Actual World Distinct Concept Logical Truth Logical Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric M. Hammer
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  1. 1.Center for the Study of Language and Information Cordura HallStanford UniversityStanford

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