David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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In J. C. Beall, B. Armour-Garb & G. Priest (eds.), The Law of Noncontradiction: New Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press (2004)
The arguments of the dialetheists for the rejection of the traditional law of noncontradiction are not yet conclusive. The reason is that the arguments that they have developed against this law uniformly fail to consider the logic of encoding as an analytic method that can resolve apparent contradictions. In this paper, we use Priest  and  as sample texts to illustrate this claim. In , Priest examines certain crucial problems in the history of philosophy from the point of view of someone without a prejudice in favor of classical logic. For each of these problems, the logic of encoding offers an alternative explanation of the phenomena---this alternative is not considered when Priest describes what options there are in classical logic for analyzing the problem at hand.
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