Non-classicality all the way up (Will Nava)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on September 18th from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) in-person at the Graduate Center (Room 4419) for a talk by Will Nava (NYU).

Title: Non-classicality all the way up

Abstract: Nearly all non-classical logics that have been studied admit of classical reasoning aboutthem. For example, in the logic K3, A or not-A is not a valid schema. However, A or not-A’ is K3-valid or not K3-valid—this is, in some sense, a valid claim. In this talk, I introduce a simple framework for thinking about the logic of a given logic. This allows for a measure of the non-classicality of a logic—one on which almost all familiar non-classical logics are of the lowest grade of non-classicality. I’ll then discuss some strategies for generating and theorizing logics of higher grades of non-classicality, as well as some motivation for taking these logics seriously.

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