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27-31 August 2008, Logical Pluralism, University of Tartu, Estonia

Date: 27-31 August 2008
Location: University of Tartu, Estonia

Rudolf Carnap's Principle of Tolerance is an early formulation of the idea of Logical Pluralism: "In Logic, there are no morals. Everyone is at liberty to build his own logic, i.e. his own form of language as he wishes". But is the logical validity of an argument just a matter of language choice? And if so, is this really a pluralism about logic, not rather a pluralism about languages?

Contemporary Logical Pluralism also insists that there is more than one correct logic. Classical, intuitionist, and relevent logic, as well as a number of other logics, all correctly govern our reasoning within a given language, but apply to different cases. Can we make sense of genuinely different, but equally good logical consequence relations?

Registration deadline for this conference is July 1st, 2008. To register, please send an email to . For more information, see http://daniel.cohnitz.de/index.php?conference.

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