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Dialetheism and its Applications

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2020.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Rieger and Gareth Young (eds.), Dialetheism and its Applications, Springer, 2019, 176pp., $119.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783030302207. Reviewed by Riccardo Bruni, University of Florence Dialetheism (or, more simply, "glut theory" as dual of familiar truth-value "gap theories") is the view according to which there are true contradictions. Quite a hard view to legitimate, which explains why it seems to have only very few genuine supporters. Yet, it is not, or it is supposed not to be, confused with the view according to which every contradiction is true, also known as "trivialism", which entails that there is not even something such as "true" different from "false" and everything is both true and false. To fortify the difference between glut theory and trivialism is possibly even a harder task, especially if one sticks to forms of reasoning somewhat committed to classical logic and the principle of ex-falso quodlibet, that... Read More

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