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After examining some components of a framework articulated in terms of general remarks on logic in which two inadequate views of it are critically investigated, we present some arguments to the effect that a fallibilist, pluralist, though certaínly not relativist, proposal might be interestingly pursued. Based on this proposal, we argüe for a comprehensive agnosticism in connection to some issues raised by paraconsistency in particular with regard to the existence of true contradictions. Such an agnosticism, not being phiiosophically committed to any particular -interpretative- claims surroundíng paraconsistency, seems to be at the moment more adequate than the alternative proposals.

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Consistency, Paraconsistency and Truth (Logic, the Whole Logic and Nothing but the Logic) NEWTON da COSTA (e-mail: ncacosta@usp.br) OTA VIO BUENO (e-mail: oasbueno@usp.br) Department of Philosophy, University ofSao Paulo ABSTRACT After examining some components of a framework articulated in terms of general remarks on logic (in which two inadequate views of it are critically investigated), we present some arguments to the effect that a fallibilist, pluralist, though certaínly not relativist, proposal might be interestingly pursued.
Based on this proposal, we argüe for a comprehensive agnosticism in connection to some issues raised by paraconsistency (in particular with regard to the existence of true contradictions).
Such an agnosticism, not being phiiosophically committed to any particular -interpretative- claims surroundíng paraconsistency, seems to be at the moment more adequate than the alternative proposals. (Introduction; I.
Logic: old-fashioned and radical views; 2.
A true logic?; 3.
True contradictions?; 4.
Concluding remarks) Indeed, even at this stage, I predict a lime when there will be mathematical investigations of calculi containing conlradicíions, and people will actually be proud of having emancipaled themselves from consistency. L.
Wittgenstein INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper consists in putting forward some arguments in order to claim that one ofthe expressions in our title «does not denote».
Indeed, the very idea of a unique, global, all-embracing logic («the whole logic», mentioned above) seems to be, for several reasons, fairly inadequate.
We shall thus be talking in detall and for some time about a «non-existent» topic, and just as Popper has once remarked with regard to scientific method, there is frequently considerable things to be said on such issues. 48 IDEAS Y VALORES No.
100 ABRIL 1996 BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA CONSISTENCY, PARACONSISTENCY AND TRUTH *-*• In a less playful mode, we intend to present and to review here s...






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