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NY Philosophical Logic GroupMonday, September 8, 20145:00 pmNYU Philosophy, Room 302, 5 Washington Place

Heinrich Wansing

On the Methodology of Paraconsistent Logic

Ruhr University Bochum

In this talk I will critically discuss some widely shared methodological assumptions about paraconsistent logic. I will argue that there exist several reasons not to consider classical logic as the reference logic for developing systems of paraconsistent logic and will suggest to weaken a certain maximality condition. Moreover, I will argue that the guiding motivation for the development of paraconsistent logics should be neither epistemological nor ontological, but informational, and I will, from this perspective, discuss the idea of “ex contradictione nihil sequitur”.

Heinrich Wansing
Ruhr University Bochum
Prof. Dr. Wansing (M.A. Phil., Free University of Berlin, 1988; D. Phil., Free University of Berlin, 1992; Habilitation in Logic and Analytical Philosophy, University of Leipzig, 1997) is Professor of Logic and Epistemology at the Ruhr University Bochum, and conducts research in philosophical logic, modal logic, non-classical logic and epistemology.
Hitoshi Omori
Kobe University, Visiting Fellow, Grad Center, CUNY
Hitoshi Omori is a visting fellow in the CUNY Graduate Center program in Philosophy, visiting from Kobe University. His main research interests are Logic, Logic And Foundations Of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophical Logic, Modal Logic and Non-Classical Logic.