Logical pluralism without the normativity

Synthese (Suppl 20):1-19 (2018)
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Abstract

Logical pluralism is the view that there is more than one logic. Logical normativism is the view that logic is normative. These positions have often been assumed to go hand-in-hand, but we show that one can be a logical pluralist without being a logical normativist. We begin by arguing directly against logical normativism. Then we reformulate one popular version of pluralism—due to Beall and Restall—to avoid a normativist commitment. We give three non-normativist pluralist views, the most promising of which depends not on logic’s normativity but on epistemic goals.

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Christopher Blake-Turner
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Gillian Russell
Australian Catholic University

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