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Metascience

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 109–112 | Cite as

What logic? Which reality?

Joseph E. Brenner: Logic in Reality, Springer, 2008, pp. xxii + 362, £117.00 HB
  • George Darby
Book Review

The back cover of this book promises “a radical departure from the standard notion of logic and its function”, with application to quantum physics, biology and cosmology. The chapters comprise: (1) “Logic in Reality (LIR) as a Formal Logic”, in which the system is compared with a wide array of classical and non-classical logics; (2) “LIR as a Formal System”, in which more formal details appear; (3) “LIR as a Formal Ontology”, developing a metaphysical picture; (4) “The Categories of LIR”, in which a number of dualities are described, leading to the identification of Dynamic Opposition, or Antagonism, as the most important formal category and the cornerstone of the New Energy Ontology (NEO); (5) “The Core Thesis of LIR: Structure and Explanation” beginning the second part of the book, in which LIR and the NEO are applied to various philosophical questions; (6) “LIR, Metaphysics and Philosophy”, covering the metaphysics of causation, determinism and laws of nature, as well as scientific...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe University of KentCanterbury, KentUK

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