Talk by Ole Hjortland (Postponed, TBD)

N.B. The talk has been postponed, to a date yet to be decided.

Our Lunch Seminar series continues on Monday, May 2nd! Our speaker will be Ole Hjortland ( University of Bergen) who will give a talk on Logical pluralism and abductivism in logic.


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.

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