Following logical realism where it leads
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Citation (published version)M Mcsweeney. "Following Logical Realism Where it Leads." Philos Stud (2017). pp 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-017-1008-0
Logical realism is the view that there is logical structure in the world. I argue that, if logical realism is true, then we are deeply ignorant of that logical structure: either we can’t know which of our logical concepts accurately capture it, or none of our logical concepts accurately capture it at all. I don’t suggest abandoning logical realism, but instead discuss how realists should adjust their methodology in the face of this ignorance.