Logical Pluralism and Logical Consequence

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Logical pluralism is the view that there is more than one correct logic. This is not necessarily a controversial claim but in its most exciting formulations, pluralism extends to logics that have typically been considered rival accounts of logical consequence – to logics, that is, which adopt seemingly contradictory views about basic logical laws or argument forms. The logical pluralist challenges the philosophical orthodoxy that an argument is either deductively valid or invalid by claiming that there is more than one way for an argument to be valid. In this book, Erik Stei defends logical monism, the view that there is exactly one correct logic. He provides a detailed analysis of different possible formulations of logical pluralism, and offers an original account of the plurality of correct logics that incorporates the benefits of both pluralist and monist approaches to logical consequence. His book will be valuable for a range of readers in the philosophy of logic.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages227
ISBN (Electronic)9781108859585
ISBN (Print)9781108494663
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2023


  • Logical Pluralism
  • Logical Consequence
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Logical Monism


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