Remarks on the applications of paraconsistent logic to physics

Publication Year:
2003
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1566
Author(s):
da Costa, Newton C. A.; Krause, Décio
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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'.