[Unfinished DRAFT] A Solution to the Logocentric Predicament?

P1: My little brother is throwing a tantrum.

P2: For my little brother to throw a tantrum, I must have a little brother.

C1: I have a little brother.

Suppose that pure general logic really does capture the a priori essence of logic just because, insofar as it contains first-order monadic, and also falls under The Minimal Logical Meta-Principle of Non-Contradiction, it thereby adequately captures all The Logical Perfection — truthful consistency, soundness, completeness, decidability, and above all, analyticity — and it is also The Universal Natural Logic. Then since all rational theorizing, explanation, and justification whatsoever presuppose logic, it follows that pure general logic must also be the a priori essence of all rational theorizing, explanation, and justification whatsoever. (“Kant, Wittgenstein, and Transcendental Philosophy” 102)

Pure general logic is then both adequately explained and justified when we learn that every explanation and justification whatsoever, including the explanation and justification of every other logic, both has to presuppose and use pure general logic, and has to presuppose and use it alone, and also rightly does so. (“Kant, Wittgenstein, and Transcendental Philosophy” 102)

The Logocentric Predicament, the Tortoise regress problem, and the problem of justifying deduction are just ways of showing us pure general logic’s primitive and unique a priori status in any cognitive, scientific, or more generally theoretical constructive activity or product, and in particular its absolutely unique a priori categorically normative status in all constructive theoretical explanation and justification whatsoever, including any attempt to construct theoretically an explanation or justification of logic itself … Otherwise put, pure general logic must be presupposed and used in every constructive theoretical explanation and justification whatsoever. And that is why logic must be presupposed and used in any attempt to justify or explain logic. (“Kant, Wittgenstein, and Transcendental Philosophy” 103)

P1: The logocentric predicament shows that logic must be presupposed to justify itself.

P2: Pure general logic captures the a priori essence of logic, which means that its “nature,” and therefore conditions of explanation and justification, is that it is presupposed, that it is the theoretical primitive.

C1: Pure general logic is therefore justified in that it is presupposed.

Pure general logic inherently contains first-order monadic logic, and also satisfied logic’s Low-Bar rational normative standard, Minimal Non-Contradiciton. Pure general logic thereby adequately captures all The Logical Perfections: truthful consistency, soundness, completeness, decidability, and above all, analyticity. And pure general logic is also the Universal Natural Logic. Hence, pure general logic also satisfied logic’s High-Bar rational normative standard. For all these reasons, pure general logic really does capture the a priori essence of logic … Pure general logic is, then, both adequately explained and justified when we learn that every explanation and justification whatsoever, including the explanation and justification of every other logic, both has to presuppose and use pure general logic, and has to presuppose and use it alone, and also rightly does so. (Cognition, Content, and the A Priori 254–255)

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