If you’re curious to learn more about what Catarina Dutilh Novaes called conjunctive pluralism (as opposed to disjunctive pluralism), take a look at some of her blog posts from NewAPPS:

Methodological Pluralism in Philosophy

Intuition-based Philosophical Methodology and Belief

Empirically-informed Philosophy of Logic

Feynman on Precise Definitions and Philosophical Methodology

On the Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Instrumentalist and Intrinsic Value Defenses of History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy as Antidote to Philosophical Intuitions

In addition, keep your eyes out for her forthcoming book, in which she applies a combination of the methods we talked about to investigate the status of formal languages as a part of the philosopher’s toolkit:

Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Formal Languages in Logic (2012)

Matt Teichman