Volume 13 · Number 1 · Pages 21–22
Laws of Form and Paraconsistent Logic

Jean Paul Van Bendegem

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Open peer commentary on the article “Mathematical Work of Francisco Varela” by Louis H. Kauffman. Upshot: The aim of this commentary is to show that a new development in formal logic, namely paraconsistent logic, should be connected with the laws of form. This note also includes some personal history to serve as background.


Van Bendegem J. P. (2017) Laws of form and paraconsistent logic. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 21–22. http://constructivist.info/13/1/021

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