Logical Partisanhood

Philosophical Studies:1-22 (forthcoming)
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Jack Woods
University of Leeds
Abstract
A natural suggestion and increasingly popular account of how to revise our logical beliefs treats revision of logic analogously to the revision of any scientific theory (Hjortland, Priest, Russell, Williamson, etc.) I investigate this approach and argue that simple applications of abductive methodology to logic result in revision-cycles, developing a case study of an actual dispute with this property. This is problematic if we take abductive methodology to provide justification for revising our logical framework. I then generalize the case study, pointing to similarities with more recent and popular heterodox logics such as naive logics of truth. I use this discussion to motivate a constraint—LOGICAL PARTISANHOOD—on the uses of such methodology: roughly: both the proposed alternative and our actual background logic must be able to agree that moving to the alternative logic is no worse than staying put.
Keywords Philosophy of Logic  Abduction  Anti-Exceptionalism  Revising Logic
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-018-1054-2
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