Inquiry, Refutations and the Inconsistent

Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 8)

Abstract

In this paper, I discuss the connection between Lakatosian method of proofs and refutations, Hintikkan models of interrogative inquiry and paraconsistency. I bridge these different schools with dialectic, and their underlying reliance on the inconsistent.

Keywords

Lakatos’s proofs and refutations Hintikka’s interrogative models of inquiry Paraconsistency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBathUK

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