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dc.contributor.authorFogelin, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:31:31Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:31:31Z
dc.date.issued1/1/2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3209
dc.description.abstractThe status of the law of noncontradiction is the ultimate battleground on which the traditional forces of rationalism and anti-rationalism have met. This conflict is the topic of this essay. People who reject the law of noncontradiction obliterate any significant difference between speech acts of asserting and denying. In doing so, they deprive themselves of the significant use of their own speech acts. Thus they are self-silencers. This is Aristotle’s “negative demonstration” of the law of noncontradiction, and I find it entirely persuasive.
dc.subjectEpistemology
dc.subjectTruth
dc.subjectLaw Of Noncontradiction
dc.titleWhy Obey the Laws of Logic?
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:31:31Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitlePhilosophic Exchange
dc.contributor.organizationDartmouth College
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    Philosophic Exchange is published by the Center for Philosophic Exchange, at the College at Brockport. The Center for Philosophic Exchange was founded by SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould in 1969 to conduct a continuing program of philosophical inquiry, relating to both academic and public issues. Each year the Center hosts four speakers, and each speaker gives a public lecture that is intended for a general audience. These lectures are then published in this journal.

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