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Nicholas of Autrecourt: A Forerunner of Paraconsistent Logics

Version 1 : Received: 6 March 2021 / Approved: 8 March 2021 / Online: 8 March 2021 (16:36:59 CET)

How to cite: Tozzi, A. Nicholas of Autrecourt: A Forerunner of Paraconsistent Logics. Preprints 2021, 2021030238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0238.v1). Tozzi, A. Nicholas of Autrecourt: A Forerunner of Paraconsistent Logics. Preprints 2021, 2021030238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0238.v1).

Abstract

We suggest that the 14th century scholar Nicholas of Autrecourt can be regarded as a precursor of the paraconsistent logics developed around 1950. We show how the Sorbonne licentiatus in theology provided in his few extant writings a refutation of both the principle of explosion and the law of non-contradiction, in accordance with the tenets of paraconsistent logics. This paves the way to the most advanced theories of truth in natural language and quantum dynamics.

Subject Areas

non-classical logic; scholasticism; theology; epistemology; condemnation

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