Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic

3rd Anti-Exceptionalism Workshop: Theory-Choice in Logic (MCMP, Munich)

The `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' project is organizing a joint workshop with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, LMU Munich).

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The RCN-funded project `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' is organizing its 3rd official workshop at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich (Dec 7-8th). The topic is theory-choice in logic.

Logical theories are proposed for a number of philosophical applications, from truth to vagueness, and from grounds to mereology. Typically, any given application has a number of rival theories, for example classical vs nonclassical theories. The proponents and opponents argue about the virtue and vices of their respective theories. But what is the method of theory-choice for logical theories? What are the selection critera applied in the method? Does the method differ from theory-choice in other fields, e.g. philosophy or the sciences? What counts as evidence for a logical theory, or at least confirmation and disconfirmation? Does the method involve apriori justification, or is it ultimately aposteriori?

The workshop is the first joint Bergen-MCMP workshop, and will be hosted by the MCMP. The workshop features speakers from both research groups, in addition to external keynote speakers.


  • Paul Egré (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod/École Normale Supérieure)
  • Rosanna Keefe (The University of Sheffield)
  • Pål Antonsen (University of Bergen)
  • Jonathan Dittrich (MCMP, LMU Munich)
  • Martin Fischer (MCMP, LMU Munich)
  • Andreas Fjellstad (University of Bergen)
  • Ole Thomassen Hjortland (University of Bergen)
  • Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP, LMU Munich)
  • Benjamin Martin (Queen's University at Kingston)
  • Lavinia Picollo (MCMP, LMU Munich)