Ontological Paraconsistency Has a Place
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Mar. 19, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 28, 2016; Published: Apr. 21, 2016
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Marcia Ricci Pinheiro, IICSE University, Wilmington, USA
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In this paper, we recover the idea cast by Graham Priest to our ears in 2000: That it was possible to experience Ontological Paraconsistency in life. He had, back then, as a translation of his thinking, a painting by Escher: The stairs could be going up or down, and one could not tell where they were going by simply examining the painting. The most obvious argument as to why that was not an instance of Ontological Paraconsistency found in reality was that the perspective from which you would have to stare at the painting to see something different would be different too, so that it was impossible that we were getting up and down at the same time, that is, from the same perspective. That would happen with anything we picked in this world. We recently found something that does not entirely belong to this world, however, something that could finally satisfy the requirements of Priest, and therefore prove to us that there is a place for Ontological Paraconsistency. We observe that the paraconsistent robot, Emmy (Abe et al., 2006), is an application of the Non-ontological Paraconsistency, which we always believed to be passive of existence, but we here talk about another type of paraconsistency, which would be intrinsic to the being. The purpose of this paper is then providing a definite answer to the questions: Is there any real life instance of Ontological Paraconsistency? Is Ontological Paraconsistency a useful concept in terms of logical theories?
Paraconsistency, Priest, Da Costa, Ontological, Tanaka, Non-ontological, Classical Logic, Escher
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Marcia Ricci Pinheiro, Ontological Paraconsistency Has a Place, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20160401.11
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