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Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Graham Priest

Abstract

The Law of Non-Contradiction has been high orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle. The so-called Law has been the subject of radical challenge in recent years by dialetheism, the view that some contradictions are indeed true. Many philosophers have taken the Law to be central to many of our most important philosophical concepts. This book mounts the case against this view. Starting with an analysis of Aristotle on the Law, it discusses the nature of truth, rationality, negation, and logic itself, and argues that the Law is inessential to all of these things. The book develops Priest’s ... More

Keywords: Law of Non-Contradiction, dialetheism, paraconsistency, Aristotle, truth, rationality, negation, logic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199263280.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Priest, author
Universities of Melbourne and St Andrews
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