In Defence of a Programme for Handling Inconsistencies

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This paper states and defends the philosophical programme underlying the Ghent approach to adaptive logics. Two central arguments are epistemic in nature, one logical. The underlying claim is that even people with rather classical views should see adaptive logics as the only sensible way to handle the inconsistencies that regularly arise in human knowledge, including scientific theories.


Classical Negation Logical Constant Paraconsistent Logic Limit Logic Adaptive Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of ScienceGhent UniversityBelgium

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