[FOM] FOM: Is logic prescriptive or descriptive?

Sara L. Uckelman S.L.Uckelman at uvt.nl
Thu Jul 12 05:54:22 EDT 2012

On 07/11/2012 09:27 PM, Irving Anellis wrote:
> On an historical note, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), for one,
> held that logic is prescriptive, or, as he said, "normative", actually
> suggesting that it was a part of ethics.

This view is also taken up by A.N. Prior, most specifically in his
_Logic and the Basis of Ethics_.


Dr. Sara L. Uckelman
Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science
Tilburg University

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