By Graham Priest,J. C. Beall,Bradley Armour-Garb

The legislation of Non-Contradiction -- that no contradiction may be actual -- has been a doubtless unassailable dogma because the paintings of Aristotle, in e-book G of the Metaphysics. it really is an assumption challenged from numerous angles during this selection of unique papers. Twenty-three of the world's best specialists examine the "law," contemplating arguments for and opposed to it and discussing methodological matters that come up each time we query the legitimacy of logical rules. the result's a balanced inquiry right into a venerable precept of common sense, person who increases questions on the very heart of common sense itself.

the purpose of this quantity is to provide a entire debate concerning the legislations of Non-Contradiction, from discussions as to how the legislations is to be understood, to purposes for accepting or re-thinking the legislations, and to matters that bring up demanding situations to the legislation, equivalent to the Liar Paradox, and a "dialetheic" solution of that paradox. The editors give a contribution an advent which surveys the problems and serves to border the talk, and an invaluable bibliography providing a consultant to additional reading.

This quantity could be of curiosity to a person engaged on philosophical good judgment, and to an individual who has ever puzzled concerning the prestige of logical legislation and approximately how one may perhaps continue to mount arguments for or opposed to them.

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