This contribution is a somewhat personal account of the role played by the transparent intensional logic of Pavel Tichý in the process of the development of Czech philosophical logic, and especially of how that logic over the last decades developed from being practically non-existent into an internationally-renowned discipline. My impression is that the part it played is somewhat ambiguous: on the one hand, there is no doubt that both Tichý himself and his follower contributed to this rise of Czech philosophical logic in a significant way. On the other hand, however, as Tichý (and also his followers after him) in his revolutionary fervour, aroused by the partially justified feeling that his results were not duly appreciated, failed to appreciate some of the basic features of modern logic, and thus their revolution sometimes becomes a tilting at windmills. Moreover, it seems to me that transparent intensional logic has gradually, and largely, become a kind of closed world in which it is, above all, internal problems that are tackled – problems which are often either incomprehensible or uninteresting for those who stand outside its confines.
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