Varieties of Logic

2015.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stewart Shapiro, Varieties of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 226pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696529. Reviewed by
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2015.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stewart Shapiro, Varieties of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 226pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696529. Reviewed by Shawn Standefer, Auburn University 19 In this book, Stewart Shapiro develops a new kind of logical pluralism, one that embraces a kind of relativism about logical consequence and that accepts classically inconsistent theories that other views reject. It is a rich book, which, apart from contributions to logical pluralism, makes connections between the philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of math, and epistemology. I will briefly summarize the contents before situating Shapiro's pluralism with respect to another kind of logical pluralism and presenting some criticisms and comments. The first chapter explores and settles many terminological issues surrounding relativism and pluralism. The kind of relativism with which Shapiro is concerned is folk-relativism, adapted from. . .

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