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A classical prejudice?

Patrick Allo

pp. 25-40


In this paper, I reassess Floridi's solution to the Bar-Hillel–Carnap paradox (the information yield of inconsistent propositions is maximal) by questioning the orthodox view that contradictions cannot be true. The main part of the paper is devoted to showing that the veridicality thesis (semantic information has to be true) is compatible with dialetheism (there are true contradictions) and that, unless we accept the additional non-falsity thesis (information cannot be false), there is no reason to presuppose that there is no such thing like contradictory information.

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Demir Hilmi (2010) Luciano Floridi's philosophy of technology. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (1-2).

Seiten: 25-40

DOI: 10.1007/s12130-010-9098-4


Allo Patrick (2010) „A classical prejudice?“. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (1-2), 25–40.