The Methodology of Logic: Abductivist and Non-abductivist Approaches

July 25, 2022 - July 27, 2022
Instutute of Philosophy, Universität Bonn

Poppelsdorfer Allee 28
Bonn 53115


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University of Sussex
Universität Bonn
University of Padua
University of Bologna
Stockholm University
Concordia University
University of Padua
University of Bologna
CUNY Graduate Center
University of Haifa
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
University of California, San Diego
Universität Bonn
Utrecht University
University of Bergen
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Goethe University Frankfurt


Universität Bonn
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This workshop is sponsored by the DFG  as part of the Research Unit "Inductive Metaphysics" subproject "Abductive Methodology in the Philosophy of Logic":

This will be an hybrid event. Please register if you would like to receive the zoom link.

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Brief description of the workshop: 

Logical abductivism is an influential view in the epistemology and methodology of logic, according to which logical theories are holistically justified and assessed with respect to how well they account for relevant evidence and how well they satisfy certain theoretical virtues, such as strength, explanatory and unifying power, avoidance of adhocness, fruitfulness etc. This workshop will explore the perspectives, advantages, problems and limitations of an abductive methodology in logic. The following questions, among others, will be addressed: 

Does logical abductivism provide a neutral method for resolving disagreement in logic, as, for example, disputes between advocates of different logics or disputes between logical monists and logical pluralists? 

What are the implications of logical abductivism for the question concerning the aprioricity and normativity of logic? 

What are the most promising alternatives to an abductive methodology in the philosophy of logic?

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