Does the law of excluded middle require bivalence?

Erkenntnis 31 (1):129 - 137 (1989)

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Determining whether the law of excluded middle requires bivalence depends upon whether we are talking about sentences or propositions. If we are talking about sentences, neither side has a decisive case. If we are talking of propositions, there is a strong argument on the side of those who say the excluded middle does require bivalence. I argue that all challenges to this argument can be met.

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Charles Sayward
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Singular Terms, Truth-Value Gaps, and Free Logic.Bas Van Fraassen - 1966 - Journal of Philosophy 63 (17):481-495.

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