PARACONSISTENT CONTRADICTION IN CONTEXT

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  • Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart UFSC

Resumo

Paraconsistent logics are said to domesticate contradictions: in such logics, expressions such as ? and ¬? do not trivialize the theory. In this sense, we are able to violate the Law of Non-Contradiction. The main problem with this kind of characterization concerns the fact that whenever expressions such as ? and ¬? are both true, they are no longer a contradiction, but at best a subcontrariety. So, perhaps the biggest challenge consists in explaining what is meant by a ‘paraconsistent contradiction’, that is, by a pair of expressions such as ? and ¬? when ‘¬’ is a paraconsistent negation. We suggest that there is a sensible sense in which such expressions may be understood, involving the introduction of distinct contexts from which ? and ¬? are uttered. In this sense, we can read those expressions as formalizing subcontrariety and provide for an intuitive meaning for ‘paraconsistent contradictions’.

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Biografia do Autor

Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart, UFSC

Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.

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Publicado

30-06-2016

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ARENHART, J. R. B. PARACONSISTENT CONTRADICTION IN CONTEXT. Saberes: Revista interdisciplinar de Filosofia e Educação, [S. l.], n. Esp, 2016. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufrn.br/saberes/article/view/9730. Acesso em: 1 mar. 2024.