Future Contingents, Non-Contradiction and the Law of Excluded Middle Muddle

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Abstract

I show how to hold the view that future contingents are not either true or false without having to reject either the law of excluded middle or the law of non-contradiction. This is achieved without resorting to non-truth-conditional logical connectives. In these ways it improves on the approaches taken by Lukasiewicz and Tooley.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-128
JournalAnalysis
Volume64
Issue number282
Early online date16 Mar 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

Keywords

  • future
  • contingent
  • excluded middle
  • non-contradiction
  • Aristotle
  • Lukasiewicz
  • Tooley
  • negation
  • non-classical logic
  • bivalence

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