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Reasoning without Contradiction

Goldstein, Laurence (2012) Reasoning without Contradiction. The Reasoner, 6 (12). pp. 183-184. ISSN 1757-0522.

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Abstract

According to Wittgenstein in the Tractatus, contradictions and tautologies are not propositions. They convey no information. It is here argued that we can reason without using contradiction -- nothing follows from nothing. ((x)(x ? R & ~(x ? x)) is a contradiction, so we cannot derive from it a false and unacceptable conclusion; nothing follows from it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: reasoning contradiction Russell paradox Wittgenstein Tractatus
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Laurence Goldstein
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 09:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33643 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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