Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Hostname: page-component-5d59c44645-mrcq8 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-03-03T03:50:55.579Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Chapter 6 - Pluralities of Meanings

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2023

Erik Stei
Affiliation:
Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Get access

Summary

The chapter is concerned with a commitment of the logical pluralist: if there are at least two correct logics, then these logics will either involve different logical vocabulary or they will assign different meanings to the shared vocabulary. A central question is how this plurality in meaning can be implemented within a pluralist framework. Pluralists typically endorse claims to the effect that (i) the connectives of the logics have different meanings or (ii) that the notion of validity employed by one logic may be relevantly different from the one employed by the other. A further important question is whether the plurality of meanings is confined to the theoretical level only or whether a corresponding plurality is postulated regarding the extra-systematic counterparts of the logical vocabulary of correct logics. I argue that both connectives pluralism and consequence pluralism are implausible when construed as pluralistic theories. Meta-contextualism–the view that the question of whether the meaning of the logical terminology is the same or different in different contexts is itself subject to semantic variability–is shown to have exceedingly radical implications.

Type
Chapter
Information
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

  • Pluralities of Meanings
  • Erik Stei, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Book: Logical Pluralism and Logical Consequence
  • Online publication: 23 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108859585.007
Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

  • Pluralities of Meanings
  • Erik Stei, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Book: Logical Pluralism and Logical Consequence
  • Online publication: 23 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108859585.007
Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

  • Pluralities of Meanings
  • Erik Stei, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Book: Logical Pluralism and Logical Consequence
  • Online publication: 23 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108859585.007
Available formats
×