I’m excited to advertise a forthcoming anthology, with Cambridge University Press, entitled The Metaphysics of Logic: Logical Realism, Logical Anti-Realism and All Things In Between. The anthology is the brainchild of Penelope Rush (Tasmania), who is editing the book. It was recently accepted for publication by Cambridge, and if everything goes smoothly I expect that you can buy it in early 2014. The proposal, which I’ve seen, looks great, and I really look forward to reading the papers. Topics include general approaches to the metaphysics of logic, such as logical realism, anti-realism, and naturalism; historical pieces on Aristotle, Bolzano, and Kant, and specific issues such as the revisability of logic and logical truth.
The metaphysics of logic is a topic which I’ve thought about before and I’m quite pleased to finally see a book length study on it. My previous related work include my 2009 paper in the Australasian Journal of Logic, ‘The Law of Non-Contradiction as a Metaphysical Principle‘, and the older ‘The Metaphysical Status of Logic‘, based on my presentation at LOGICA 2007. In fact, The AJL paper appears to be my most read paper (based on downloads from various sources), which goes to show that the issues are topical. I’ve been meaning to return to this theme, so I’m happy to be contributing to the volume. My piece is provisionally titled ‘The Metaphysical Interpretation of Logical Truth’.
I had a great experience with CUP when I was editing my own volume, and I’ve no doubt that this volume will have the same treatment. More updates in due course!
The list of contributors is very impressive:
- Jody Azzouni, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University.
- J. C. Beall, Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy and Logic Group, University of Connecticut and University of Otago.
- Ermanno Bencivenga, Philosophy in the School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine.
- Solomon Feferman, Depts. of Mathematics and Philosophy, Stanford University.
- Curtis Franks, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
- Gyula Klima, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University, New York.
- Sandra Lapointe, Department of Philosophy at McMaster University.
- Penelope Maddy, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine.
- Graham Priest, The University of Melbourne, Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy, and CUNY Graduate Centre Distinguished Professor of Philosophy.
- Penelope Rush, Philosophy Department, University of Tasmania.
- Stewart Shapiro, Professor, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University.
- Mark Steiner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Tuomas E. Tahko, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki.
- Paul Thom, Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, New South Wales.