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The Law of Non-Contradiction

Graham Priest, JC Beall, and Bradley Armour-Garb


The aim of this book is to present a comprehensive debate about the Law of Non-Contradiction (LNC), from discussions as to how the law is to be understood, to reasons for accepting or re-thinking the law, and to issues that raise challenges to the law, such as the Liar Paradox, and a ‘dialetheic’ resolution of that paradox. The essays in this collection address the ‘Law of Non-Contradiction’ (LNC), and the challenges posed to it by contemporary dialetheism (the view that some contradictions are true). After an introduction that puts the individual essays in the collection into perspective, and ... More

Keywords: law of non-contradiction, dialetheism, logical laws

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265176
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.001.0001


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Graham Priest, editor
Departments of Philosophy, Universities of Melbourne and St Andrews
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JC Beall, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut
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Bradley Armour-Garb, editor
Department of Philosophy, University at Albany, SUNY
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I Setting up the Debate

II What is the LNC?

III Methodological Issues in the Debate

7 Diagnosing Dialetheism *

Bradley Armour-Garb

11 Revising Logic

Michael D. Resnik

IV Against the LNC

16 Semantic Dialetheism *

Edwin D. Mares

V For the LNC

19 A Critique of Dialetheism

Greg Littmann and Keith Simmons

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