Inconsistency and ContradictionMind
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractInconsistency 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.
PublisherOxford University Press
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Citation InformationJohn N. WILLIAMS. "Inconsistency and Contradiction" Mind Vol. 90 Iss. 360 (1981) p. 600 - 602 ISSN: 0026-4423
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