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Single Idea 19665

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

Full Idea

Paraconsistent logics are only ever dealing with contradictions inherent in statements about the world, never with the real contradictions in the world.

Gist of Idea

Paraconsistent logic is about statements, not about contradictions in reality


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.79

A Reaction

Thank goodness for that! I can accept that someone in a doorway is both in the room and not in the room, but not that they are existing in a real state of contradiction. I fear that a few daft people embrace the logic as confirming contradictory reality.