A New (Linguistic) Approach to Logical Pluralism

Teresa Kouri (Ohio State University)

13 Nov, 2pm, LH 302.

There are several options for logical pluralism on the table. Rudolf Carnap puts forward a position in which the logical connectives never mean the same thing in distinct logics, and JC Beall & Greg Restall put forward a position in which they always do. However, neither of them are capable of accounting for all of our intuitions. In particular, neither Carnap nor Beall & Restall can make sense of the fact that it seems there are some contexts in which distinct logics seem to have the same logical terminology, and some context in which distinct logics have distinct logical terminology. In this paper, I will present a view (in line with that of Stewart Shapiro’s) which can account for both of these intuitions.