logic as an empirical science: H.Putnam, M.Redhead


Alexander A. Pechenkin


The paper is concerned with the problem which arose in connection with the discussions initiated by the Birkgoff-von Neumann 1936 paper on quantum logic. However it concentrates on the problem which arose at the end of the twentieth century. By appealing to quantum logic H. Putnam formulated the question “Is logic an empirical science?” and he gave a positive answer on it. By proceeding from the instrumentalist point of view M. Redhead treats quantum logic as a logic appropriate for discussion of the conceptual problems of quantum theory.




Non-classical logics


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