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Title: The Meaning of Absurdity
Author(s): VALTONEN, Pasi
Journal: Logique et Analyse
Volume: 239    Date: 2017   
Pages: 375-388
DOI: 10.2143/LEA.239.0.3237160

Abstract :
According to Panu Raatikainen, logical inferentialism cannot solve Carnap’s problem, unlike its model-theoretic rival. In their reply, Julien Murzi and Ole Thomassen Hjortland show that intuitionistic inferentialists like Dummett and Prawitz can handle the problem but remain sceptical about a classical inferentialist solution. This paper reveals some problems with their solution due to Prawitz’s and Dummett’s view of absurdity. I offer a Tennant-style paraconsistent view of absurdity. It not only solves the exposed problems in intuitionistic solution but also contributes to the classical inferentialist solution.

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