Monday, July 6, 2009

Change & contradiction

Over at Blog&~Blog, Ben Burgis has a nice post about Graham Priest's theory of change. He also raises certain difficulties for the theory. One of the objections is that if we admit that change involves contradiction, then Priest probabilistic argument for classical re-capture ("contradictions are rare, so we are most of the cases allowed to use classical rules, even if they aren't really valid") seems to fail. Even though I'm not a dialetheist myself, I'm still wondering how damaging this objection is, so I posted a comment with a sketch of a possible way out for the dialetheist. More remarks over at Blog&~Blog.

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