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Single Idea 19664

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / E. Nonclassical Logics / 7. Paraconsistency]

Full Idea

Paraconsistent logics were only developed in order to prevent computers, such as expert medical systems, from deducing anything whatsoever from contradictory data, because of the principle of 'ex falso quodlibet'.

Gist of Idea

Paraconsistent logics are to prevent computers crashing when data conflicts


Quentin Meillassoux (After Finitude; the necessity of contingency [2006], 3)

Book Reference

Meillassoux: 'After Finitude: the necessity of contingency', ed/tr. Brassier,R [Bloomsbury 2008], p.78

Related Idea

Idea 9108 From an impossibility anything follows [William of Ockham]