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Logic Colloquium: Ole Hjortland & Ben Martin (Bergen)

Friday, September 13, 2019
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Humantities Institute, 4th Floor Homer Babbidge Library

Join us for the talk by Ole Hjortland & Ben Martin (Bergen, Norway) in the Logic Colloquium!

"Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic"


According to logical anti-exceptionalism we come to be justified in believing logical theories by similar means to scientific theories. This is often explained by saying that theory choice in logic proceeds via abductive arguments (Priest, Russell, Williamson, Hjortland). Thus, the success of classical and non-classical theories of validity are compared by their ability to explain the relevant data. However, as of yet there is no agreed upon account of which data logical theories must explain, and subsequently how they prove their mettle. In this paper, we provide a non-causal account of logical explanation, and show how it can accommodate important disputes about logic.

All welcome!


UConn Logic Group Colloquium (primary), Philosophy Department, UConn Master Calendar

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