On McDermott’s First Critique


Israel, D. J. On McDermott’s First Critique. Computational Intelligence, vol. 3, no. 3, Aug 1987.


Familiar to all is the phenomenon of the disillusioned Communist who is more virulently anti-Communist than the born conservative, or of the defrocked priest whose antipathy toward the Church surpasses even that of the congenital atheist. Fortunately, the target article does not quite exemplify the related case of a disillusioned logicist who has become more antilogical than the most illogical scruffie. McDermott is too reasonable a fellow for that; still…

The first question to be answered is, What is logicism?’ McDermott outlines the logicist position as follows

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