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Remarks on the applications of paraconsistent logic to physics

da Costa, Newton C. A. and Krause, Décio (2003) Remarks on the applications of paraconsistent logic to physics. [Preprint]

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    In this paper we make some general remarks on the use of non-classical logics, in particular paraconsistent logic, in the foundational analysis of physical theories. As a case-study, we present a reconstruction of P.\ -D.\ F\'evrier's 'logic of complementarity' as a strict three-valued logic and also a paraconsistent version of it. At the end, we sketch our own approach to complementarity, which is based on a paraconsistent logic termed 'paraclassical logic'.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: paracosistent logic, complementary logic, Paulette Février
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Décio Krause
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1566
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1566

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