On what ontology is and not-is

Foundations of Science 13 (3):347-370 (2008)
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In this paper I investigate the relation between physics and metaphysics in Plato’s participation theory. I show that the logic shoring up Plato’s metaphysics in paraconsistent, as had been suggested already by Graham Priest. The transformation of the paradoxical One-and-Many of the pre-Socratics into a paraconsistent Great-and-Small bridges the abyss between archaic rationality and the world of classical logic based ultimately on the principle of contradiction. Indeed, language is an organ of perception, not simply a means of communication. J. Jaynes, Origin of Consciousness.
Keywords Ontology  Ancient philosophy  Paradox  Paraconsistent logic  Metaphysics  Plato
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-008-9130-2
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