Law of Non-Contradiction as a Metaphysical Foundation: Is a Contradiction Observable?

형이상학적 원리로서의 무모순율: 모순이 관찰 가능한가?

  • 송하석 (아주대학교 기초교육대학)
  • Received : 2014.09.17
  • Accepted : 2014.10.09
  • Published : 2014.10.30


This paper deals with the question whether the metaphysical dialetheism is a persuasive view or not. That is, the purpose of this paper is to criticize the metaphysical dialetheism by answering three questions, whether the dialetheism is compatible with the correspondence theory of truth, whether there is an observable contradiction, finally what the status of LNC is. In conclusion, it is argued that dialetheism is incompatible with the correspondence theory of truth, because it results in trivialism to suppose that two views are compatible. It is also claimed that LNC should be understood as the principle of exclusion which constrains the structure of the world and that the real world is consistent. Therefore, there is no observable contradiction in the world and the metaphysical dialetheism is not persuasive.


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