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Ulf Hlobil
Concordia University
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I argue against abductivism about logic, which is the view that rational theory choice in logic happens by abduction. Abduction cannot serve as a neutral arbiter in many foundational disputes in logic because, in order to use abduction, one must first identify the relevant data. Which data one deems relevant depends on what I call one's conception of logic. One's conception of logic is, however, not independent of one's views regarding many of the foundational disputes that one may hope to solve by abduction.
Keywords logic  abduction  anti-exceptionalism  epistemology of logic
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12707
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