[Lecture] Otávio Bueno: “Pluralism, relativism and logical consequence”, June27

Professor Otávio Bueno (University of Miami) will visit us this week within the Visiting Scholar program. On Thursday June 27 we will have 2 activities with him, in the Building of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Granada:

  • 9:30 h. Seminario 235: View and commentary on the movie Kaili Blues (Gan Bi, 2015). In addition to being an inveterate movie buff, Professor Bueno is an inveterate movie fan and he has taught courses in cinema philosophy. On this occasion we will have the opportunity to view and comment with him a movie which is difficult to obtain in Spain and of much philosophical interest.
  • 12:30 h. Seminario 235: Talk ‘Pluralism, relativism, and logical consequence’. (The talk will be in the same room as the movie).


Otávio Bueno is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami.

Most of his work focuses on the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of logic. He has tried to develop an empirical view on science that is compatible with a nominalist view on mathematics and logic, which has led him to explore the intersection between metaphysics, epistemology and logic.

He has also examined the role of images (particularly microscopic images) in scientific reasoning, visual evidence in science and the type of information it provides. This led him to get involved in a series of problems of art philosophy (such as theories of representation and description). More generally, he has studied subjects related to narrative in films, film evaluation and other themes of cinema philosophy.

Furthermore, he defends a form of logical pluralism that accentuates the role played by a notion of primitive modality and, therefore, links logical pluralism with modalism. Defend a corresponding modal epistemology with this approach, which is combined with an empirical vision of science while recognizing the role of skepticism on a series of philosophical modal statements (involving possible worlds, essences, categories, etc.).

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