HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 40 no. 1 (2011)

Constatival Logic: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

Rolando M. Gripaldo

Discipline: Philosophy



Even in mathematical logic the proposition as an arbitrary technical device can be eliminated and replaced by the constative. The items of experience of the external world—objects, properties, relationships, and the like— are processed in consciousness on the basis of a situational demand that defines the situational context which in turn elicits a particular constatival attitude. The output of this mental processing is the appropriate pragmatic constatival response that generally is publicly communicated.