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Carnap is not a Pluralist (Teresa Kouri Kissel)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on September 20th from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion University).

Title: Carnap is not a Pluralist

Abstract: Rudolf Carnap is often thought to be a prototype of a logical pluralist. That is, Carnap is thought to hold that more than one logic is correct. I will show in this paper that he cannot be a logical pluralist. I will also show that he cannot be a logical monist or nihilist. In effect, depending on how and where we ask “is logical pluralism true?”, or “how many logics are correct?”, we will find that the answer differs. Thus, he cannot be said to hold that only one of those theories is correct.

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