On Lei Ma’s Substitution Logic

Xingyu Lyu


According to Lei Ma’s substitutionism, one basic characteristic of the human thinking process is the substitution or replacement of thinking elements. Based on this account, a new version of syllogism, namely the substitution logic, can be developed. In this brief comment, I discuss the big advantages of substitution logic over the classical syllogism (including Aristotle’s syllogism and the traditional syllogism) and examine some presuppositions implied in the substitution logic.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jrph.v3n1p58


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