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May 23, 2022: Ole Hjortland: Logical pluralism and abductivism in logic

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Luci Lunch Seminars - Spring 2022 Series - by the Logic Group of the Department of Philosophy "Piero Martinetti"

Ole Hjortland (University of Bergen)

Logical pluralism and abductivism in logic

May 23, 2022,
On Zoom, h. 13:00-15:00 (Milan time).

In order to obtain the link for the webinar, please write to: logic.unimi@gmail.com

Logical knowledge has often been considered exceptional, either because it is a priori, foundational, or simply self-evident. Against this, some anti-exceptionalists argue that knowledge of basic logical laws is not acquired via direct access, but through methods of theory choice (e.g., logical abductivism). Here I investigate what such an epistemology of logic will mean for the debate between the logical monist and the logical pluralist. If theory-choice in logic is indeed broadly abductive, does that leave room for the pluralist thesis that there is more than one correct logic? I argue that abductivism might support a form of local pluralism, but that global pluralism is problematic.

The meeting will be held in English.

Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences and to students of the Doctoral School of Mind, Brain, and Reasoning.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The Logic Group, Department of Philosophy, University of Milan - luci.unimi.it

23 May 2022
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