A Normative Argument Against Explosion

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/tht3.234


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.

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