Single Idea 15382

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / E. Nonclassical Logics / 7. Paraconsistency]

Full Idea

A practical application of paraconsistent reasoning is in large databases. It does not mean that contradictions could be true, but only that we sometimes need to draw sensible conclusions from inconsistent data. 'Dialethists' believe some contradictions.

Gist of Idea

Paraconsistent reasoning can just mean responding sensibly to inconsistencies


Mark Jago (Paraconsistent Logic [2010])

Book Reference

'Key Terms in Logic', ed/tr. Williamson,J/Russo,F [Continuum 2010], p.54

A Reaction

Interesting as a more cautious and sensible attitude to the scandal of paraconsistency.