Paul L. Simard Smith


Welcome!  I am a philosopher currently working at Luther College at the University of Regina as an Instructor (Limited-Term). Between 2014 and 2016 I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) post-doctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut.  From Winter 2017 to Spring 2018 I was an Assistant Professor (Limited Term) at the University of Windsor. My research specializations are in Philosophical Logic, Social Epistemology, the Philosophy of Language and Argumentation Theory. 

My research in Philosophical Logic is largely inspired by the idea that certain views in logic have important consequences for debates on an array of "downstream" philosophical issues in social epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of language. In particular, I am currently working on logical pluralism. My research on logical pluralism focuses both on the best way to make sense out of the notion that at least two logics are correct and in applications that that notion has for current debates on the semantics of taste discourse, the epistemology of disagreement, the nature of truth and the purpose of argumentation. 

My research is also concerned with determining some of the implications that recent philosophical literature on the epistemology of disagreement, faultless disagreement and pluralism in general (not just the logical variety) has for argumentation theory and within legal philosophy.
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