The challenge of many logics: a new approach to evaluating the role of ideology in Quinean commitment

Jody Azzouni
<span title="2015-01-13">2015</span> <i title="Springer Nature"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/munzfrczajgrfktmdt7fobcory" style="color: black;">Synthese</a> </i> &nbsp;
Can Quine's criterion for ontological commitment be comparatively applied across different logics? If so, how? Cross-logical evaluations of discourses are central to contemporary philosophy of mathematics and metaphysics. The focus here is on the influential and important arguments of George Boolos and David Lewis that second-order logic and plural quantification don't incur additional ontological commitments over and above those incurred by first-order quantifiers. These arguments are
more &raquo; ... d by the exhibition of a technical tool-the truncation-model construction of notational equivalents-that compares the ontological role and increased expressive strength of non-first-order ideology to first-order ideology.
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