Rivalry between logics from a pluralist perspective, Erik Stei, Bonn

November 20, 2017 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

Logical pluralism is commonly described as the view that there is more than one correct logic. It has been claimed that, in order for that view to be interesting, there has to be at least a potential for rivalry between the correct logics (e.g., in Field 2009, Priest 2006, Read 2006, Russell 2008). In this talk, I explore how the relevant notions of rivalry and correctness could be combined when relying on a semantic conception of rivalry. I first give a brief intuitive characterization of the sort of rivalry in question, before reviewing some standard proposals on how to capture it. I argue that none of those proposals aligns well with pluralism. More recent proposals (Caret 2017, Shapiro 2014) to adopt the semantic framework used in the debate on context-dependence and disagreement in the philosophy of language seem to do a better job, but ultimately, it remains doubtful whether the semantics of disagreement is able to capture a notion of rivalry suitable for pluralists.

Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2017:

September 11 Lovett, NYU

September 18 Skiles, NYU

September 25 Jago, Nottingham

October 2 Greenstein, Private Scholar

October 9 GC Closed. No meeting

October 16 Ripley UConn

October 23 Mares, Wellington

October 30 Woods, Bristol

November 6 Hamkins, GC

November 13 Silva, Alagoas

November 20 Yi, Toronto

November 27 Malink, NYU

December 4 Kivatinos, GC

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