In Contradiction

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In Contradiction advocates and defends the view that there are true contradictions (dialetheism), a view that flies in the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle. The book has been at the center of the controversies surrounding dialetheism ever since its first publication in 1987. This second edition of the book substantially expands upon the original in various ways, and also contains the author's reflections on developments over the last two decades. Further aspects of dialetheism are ...
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Overview


In Contradiction advocates and defends the view that there are true contradictions (dialetheism), a view that flies in the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle. The book has been at the center of the controversies surrounding dialetheism ever since its first publication in 1987. This second edition of the book substantially expands upon the original in various ways, and also contains the author's reflections on developments over the last two decades. Further aspects of dialetheism are discussed in the companion volume, Doubt Truth to be a Liar, also published by Oxford University Press in 2006.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199263295
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/13/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND EXPAND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Universities of Melbourne and University of St Andrews
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Table of Contents

1 Semantic paradoxes 9
2 Set theoretic paradoxes 28
3 Godel's theorem 39
4 Truth and falsity 53
5 Dialetheic semantics for extensional connectives 73
6 Entailment 82
7 Pragmatics 94
8 The disjunctive syllogism and quasi-validity 110
9 Semantic closure and the philosophy of language 125
10 Set theory and the philosophy of mathematics 141
11 The metaphysics of change I : the instant of change 159
12 The metaphysics of change II : motion 172
13 Norms and the philosophy of law 182
14 The transconsistent 207
15 The metaphysics of change III : time 213
16 Minimally inconsistent LP 221
17 Inconsistent arithmetic 231
18 Paraconsistent set theory 247
19 Autocommentary on the first edition 262
20 Comments on some critics 284
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