metalogic

noun

meta·​log·​ic
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: a branch of analytic philosophy that deals with the critical examination of the basic concepts of logic abstracted from any meaning given them in the systems studied
the metalogic which grounds or justifies the logical system as a whole R. L. Barber

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin Metalogicus, title of a work on logic by John of Salisbury †1180 English ecclesiastical leader and classical scholar

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“Metalogic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metalogic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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