Pluralism × 3: Truth, Logic, Metaphysics

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Abstract

This paper offers a discussion of metaphysical pluralism, alethic pluralism, and logical pluralism. According to the metaphysical pluralist, there are several ways of being. According to the alethic pluralist, there are several ways of being true, and according to the logical pluralist, there are several ways of being valid. Each of these three forms of pluralism will be considered on its own, but the ambition of the paper is to explore possible connections between them. My primary objective is to present and develop a positive account according to which the different forms of pluralism are intimately related. I will proceed in two steps. First, I will investigate the connection between alethic pluralism and logical pluralism. I will argue that a certain version of alethic pluralism supports logical pluralism. Second, I will connect alethic pluralism and logical pluralism to metaphysical pluralism. I will suggest that the former two are at least partly founded on the latter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-277
Number of pages19
JournalErkenntnis
Volume79
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Logic

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