# The Road to Modern Logic—An Interpretation

@article{Ferreirs2001TheRT, title={The Road to Modern Logic—An Interpretation}, author={Jos{\'e} Ferreir{\'o}s}, journal={Bulletin of Symbolic Logic}, year={2001}, volume={7}, pages={441 - 484} }

Abstract This paper aims to outline an analysis and interpretation of the process that led to First-Order Logic and its consolidation as a core system of modern logic. We begin with an historical overview of landmarks along the road to modern logic, and proceed to a philosophical discussion casting doubt on the possibility of a purely rational justification of the actual delimitation of First-Order Logic. On this basis, we advance the thesis that a certain historical tradition was essential to…

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