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In contemporary philosophy, how exactly is the nature of logical principles defined? For example, the way I've commonly seen logical principles construed are as true propositions which described the most general laws of reality. The previous definition does seem very intuitive to me; if we understand logical principles as being concerned with truth, and if we accept a correspondence theory of truth, then logical principles simply describe fundamental laws regarding various states of affairs occurring in reality. (e.g. If state of affairs S1 obtains and state of affairs S2 obtains, then state of affairs S3 must also obtain given logical law L).

However, I've mostly heard the previous view expressed among laypersons. I'm interested to know how most philosophers would think about the nature of logical principles.

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