The philosophy of logical practice
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionMetaphilosophy. 2022, 53 (2-3), 267-283. 10.1111/meta.12552
While we now have an increasingly detailed understanding of the varied goals and methods that constitute the sciences and mathematics, our understanding of logic as a research area lags behind. A significant reason for this deficiency is that, unlike in the philosophies of science and mathematics, philosophers of logic have yet to embrace a practice-based approach to their field, re-orientating their attention towards logic as it is actually practised by logicians. This paper makes the case for a new area of research, the philosophy of logical practice, to sit alongside traditional philosophy of logic and systematically investigate logic's aims and methodologies using the practice-based approach.