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A Normative Argument Against Explosion

Pinder, Mark (2017). A Normative Argument Against Explosion. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 6(1) pp. 61–70.

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One strategy for defending paraconsistent logics involves raising ‘normative arguments’ against the inference rule explosion. Florian Steinberger systematically criticises a wide variety of formulations of such arguments. I argue that, for one such formulation, Steinberger's criticisms fail. I then sketch an argument, available to those who deny dialetheism, in defence of the formulation in question.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc and the Northern Institute of Philosophy
ISSN: 2161-2234
Keywords: Paraconsistent logic; Explosion; Normative; Reason; Bridge principle
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 56632
Depositing User: Mark Pinder
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 13:46
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 09:31
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