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Where Do the Axioms of Logic Come from?

(Original title: Odkud se berou axiomy logiky? )
Organon F, 2013, vol. 20, Supplementary Issue 2, pp. 117-139.
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Systems of axioms for elementary logic we can find in textbooks are usually not very transparent; and the reader might well wonder how did precisely such a set of axioms come into being. In this paper we present a way of constituting one such non-transparent set of axioms, namely the one presented by E. Mendelson in his Introduction to Mathematical Logic, in a transparent way, with the aim of helping the reader to get an insight into the workings of the axioms.


Axioms, logic, Natural Deduction, negation

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