Revue Internationale de Philosophie

TitleInconsistencies and Beyond. A Logical-Philosophical Discussion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBatens, D
JournalRevue Internationale de Philosophie
Volume200
Pagination259–273
Abstract

The paper starts off by epistemological arguments for the need of paraconsistent logics. Next it is argued that some contexts require that one allows for other abnormalities, next to or instead of inconsistencies. The feasibility of such moves is defended in terms of a contextual epistemology. Finally, adaptive logics are defended as means to interpret theories `as normally as possible', even if they contain some abnormalities.

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