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Doubt Truth to be a Liar$
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Graham Priest

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199263280.001.0001

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Consistency and the Empirical Sciences

Consistency and the Empirical Sciences

(p.142) 9 Consistency and the Empirical Sciences
Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Graham Priest (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses the role of inconsistency in the empirical sciences. It distinguishes the various ways in which contradictions may occur in the corpus of science, and argues that while a contradiction may make revision desirable in some contexts, this may not be the case in others. The possibility of producing scientific theories based on a paraconsistent logic may well increase the power of scientific theorizing.

Keywords:   inconsistency in science, observation, paraconsistency, chunking, inconsistent mathematics

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