Shrieking in the face of vengeance

Kevin Scharp

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Paraconsistent dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true and that the inference rule ex falso quod libet (a.k.a. explosion) is invalid. A long-standing problem for paraconsistent dialetheism is that it has difficulty making sense of situations where people use locutions like ‘just true’ and ‘just false’. Jc Beall recently advocated a general strategy, which he terms shrieking, for solving this problem and thereby strengthening the case for paraconsistent dialetheism. However, Beall’s strategy fails, and seeing why it fails brings into greater focus just how daunting the just-true problem is for the dialetheist.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberanx163
Pages (from-to)454-463
Issue number3
Early online date6 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Truth
  • Liar paradox
  • Dialetheism
  • Paraconsistency
  • Revenge paradox
  • Shriek rule


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