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Inconsistency and Contradiction
Mind
  • John N. WILLIAMS, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
10-1981
Abstract
Inconsistency and contradiction are important concepts. Unfortunately, they are easily confused. A proposition or belief which is inconsistent is one which is self- contradictory and vice-versa. Moreover two propositions or beliefs which are contradictories are inconsistent with each other. Nonetheless it is a mistake to suppose that inconsistency is the same as contradiction.
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Identifier
10.1093/mind/XC.360.600
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://doi.org/10.1093/mind/XC.360.600
Citation Information
John N. WILLIAMS. "Inconsistency and Contradiction" Mind Vol. 90 Iss. 360 (1981) p. 600 - 602 ISSN: 0026-4423
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_williams/38/