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In the realm of philosophy, is logic objective or subjective?
If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view–principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belit… more about book…

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In the realm of philosophy, is logic objective or subjective?(r/askphilosophy)

Any argument to the effect that logic is subjective assumes objective rules of inference that lead from the premises to the conclusion.

So the claim that logic is subjective can take the form of either a mere assertion (in which case, there are no grounds for believing it) or an argument (in which case it assumes the very thing it attemtps to disprove and hence fails).

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Thomas Nagel

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Oxford University Press

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