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Is there only one viable definition of the logical connectives?

I would say that the plethora of notions of disjunction make the answer to this a resounding no. You can find an overview of them on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, but let me give a sketch ...
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Is there only one viable definition of the logical connectives?

There is a represenation theorem which says that binary truth functionals are equivalent to Truth Tables. So, I believe as long as we have Truth Tables, our operators being truth functionals is forced....
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Is there only one viable definition of the logical connectives?

Outside of its utility within the language it is expressed, there is not an absolute method of endorsement. That is because logical operators are constituents of logical systems. In fact, we can even ...
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Is there only one viable definition of the logical connectives?

Sounds like a question category theory could answer. I’ll ask some people I know. I think you’re asking about a more essential “motivating criterion” from which the truth functions would follow. One ...
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What is the meaning of existence?

The proper derivation is as follows (from my computer dictionary): late 16th century: from French exister, or from Latin existere, from ex- 'out, outside of' + sistere ‘set up, cause to stand’. So '...
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What is the meaning of existence?

Greek υπαρχει : υπ-αρχει : υπό-αρχη : under the (first) principle/order.
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What is the meaning of existence?

My answer is that to exist, means to be an object in the domain of discourse.
Michael Carey's user avatar
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What is the meaning of existence?

We cannot undertake to define being without falling into [an] absurdity: for we cannot define a word without beginning with the word it is, either expressed or understood. To define being therefore, ...
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Should I care about my legacy?

Agent theory and decision theory would surmise that you already either do or don't care about your legacy, and that neither possibility is fundamentally better than the other. This is closely ...
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Should I care about my legacy?

What category of philosophy does this fall under? Several, actually. In Deontology ("the normative ethical theory that the morality of an action should be based on whether that action itself is ...
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Should I care about my legacy?

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.” -Greek Proverb We can be completely selfish and self-concerned. But that is to ignore how much of what we benefit ...
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Should I care about my legacy?

When survival was not easy, those who performed acts for the human group to persist were praised. That's why we honor our war veterans, our elder, our women (might sound very anti-woke, but women ...
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