Thursday, August 21, 2008

Along The Same Lines

Chris Mortensen, in his book "Inconsistent Mathematics," says this about motivations for dialetheism (or 'strong paraconsistency,' in Mortensen's terminology):

"...the idea finds roots in an older view, that change especially motion is contradictory, which can be traced through Engels and Hegel to Zeno and Heraclitus, and has recently been revived, e.g. by Priest..."

The "e.g." strikes me as a bit odd. Who else besides Priest advocates this view, exactly?

No comments: