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A Quick Primer on Logic and Rationality

9 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2006  

Date Written: June 2, 2006


Logic does not permit contradictions. Ordinary language sometimes uses contradictions meaningfully. Examples are provided of logical derivations. Yet one might ask how one might prove that logic itself is rational. Gottlob Frege answered that logic constitutes rationality.

Keywords: ordinary logic, Frege, rationality

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D'Amato, Anthony, A Quick Primer on Logic and Rationality (June 2, 2006). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913016. Available at SSRN: or

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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