marxism-digest V1 #6030

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Wed Jul 2 09:09:59 MDT 2003



On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:55:46 -0400 Jim Farmelant <farmelantj at juno.com>
writes:
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> On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:15:05 -0400 Jim Farmelant
> <farmelantj at juno.com>
> writes:
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> > The Australian logician and philosopher Graham Priest
> > has also attempted to address these issues through the
> > development of what he calls paraconsistent logics - that is
> > logics where the existence of a contradictions between two
> > propositions does not imply the truth of ALL propositions
> > (as is the case in classical logic).
> >
> > Priest sees such logics as
> > providing a useful way for dealing with such paradoxes of logic
> > and set theory like the Liar's Paradox or Russell's Paradox,
> > as well as some of Zeno's Pardoxes (such as the Paradox
> > of the Arrow).
> >
> > There are a couple of articles by him in the online
> > Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
> >
> > http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logic-paraconsistent/
> >
> > http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dialetheism/
> >
> > He also, as I recall wrote a couple of articles on this
> > subject for SCIENCE & SOCIETY as well.  He maintains
> > that people like Hegel and Marx were what he calls
> > dialetheists, and seems to think that much of dialectical
> > logic can be understood in terms of dialetheism and
> > paraconsistent logics.
> >
> >
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> At leasr one of Graham Priest's Science & Society
> pieces was  "Was Marx a Dialetheist?"
> Science & Society, Vol. 54, No. 2, Winter
> 1990-1991, pp. 468-475.

And the other article was:
G. Priest, ‘Dialectic and Dialetheic’, Science and
Society 53 (1990), 388-415.

Jim F.



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