The Law of Non-Contradiction

The Law of Non-Contradiction

by Graham Priest, J. C. Beall, Bradley Armour-Garb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199265178

ISBN-13: 9780199265176

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Law of Non-Contradiction-that no contradiction can be true-has been a seemingly unassailable dogma since the work of Aristotle, in Book Gamma of the Metaphysics. It is an assumption challenged from a variety of angles in this collection of original papers. Twenty-three of the world's leading experts investigate the 'law', considering arguments for and against it

Overview

The Law of Non-Contradiction-that no contradiction can be true-has been a seemingly unassailable dogma since the work of Aristotle, in Book Gamma of the Metaphysics. It is an assumption challenged from a variety of angles in this collection of original papers. Twenty-three of the world's leading experts investigate the 'law', considering arguments for and against it and discussing methodological issues that arise whenever we question the legitimacy of logical principles. The result is a balanced inquiry into a venerable principle of logic, one that raises questions at the very centre of logic itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265176
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Pages:
455
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


List of Contributors     ix
Introduction: At the Intersection of Truth and Falsity   JC Beall     1
Setting up the Debate
What's So Bad About Contradictions?   Graham Priest     23
What is the LNC?
On the Formalization of the Law of Non-Contradiction   Ross T. Brady     41
What is a Contradiction?   Patrick Grim     49
Laws of Non-Contradiction, Laws of the Excluded Middle, and Logics   Greg Restall     73
Option Negation and Dialetheias   R. M. Sainsbury     85
Conjunction and Contradiction   Achille a Varzi     93
Methodological Issues in the Debate
Diagnosing Dialetheism   Bradley Armour-Garb     113
Knowledge and Non-Contradiction   Bryson Brown     126
Logical Non-Apriorism and the 'Law' of Non-Contradiction   Otavio Bueno   Mark Colyvan     156
Letters to Beall and Priest   David Lewis     176
Revising Logic   Michael D. Resnik     178
Against the LNC
True and False-As If   JC Beall     197
The Philosophical Basis of What? The Anti-Realist Route to Diaietheism   Jon Cogburn     217
'To Pee and not to Pee?' Could That Be the Question?(Further Reflections of The Dog)   Jay Garfield     235
Realism and Dialetheism   Frederick Kroon     245
Semantic Dialetheism   Edwin D. Mares     264
Ramsey's Dialetheism   Vann McGee     276
For the LNC
The Barber, Russell's Paradox, Catch-22, God and More: A Defence of a Wittgensteinian Conception of Contradiction   Laurence Goldstein     295
A Critique of Dialetheism   Greg Littmann   Keith Simmons     314
Simple Truth, Contradiction, and Consistency   Stewart Shapiro     336
An Anti-Realist Critique of Dialetheism   Neil Tennant     355
There Are No True Contradictions   Alan Weir     385
In Defense of the Law of Non-Contradiction   Edward N. Zalta     418
Index     437

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