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Single Idea 14263

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / E. Nonclassical Logics / 3. Many-Valued Logic]

Full Idea

Under strong Kleene tables, a disjunction will be true if one of the disjuncts is true, regardless of whether or not the other disjunct has a truth-value; under the weak table it is required that the other disjunct also have a value. So for other cases.


'Kleene' is (oddly) pronounced 'Claynee'

Gist of Idea

Strong Kleene disjunction just needs one true disjunct; Weak needs the other to have some value


Kit Fine (Some Puzzles of Ground [2010], n7)

Book Reference

-: 'Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic' [-], p.116

A Reaction

[see also p.111 of Fine's article] The Kleene tables seem to be the established form of modern three-valued logic, with the third value being indeterminate.