One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The lack or absence of contradiction, especially as a principle of logic that a proposition and its opposite cannot both be true.‘the first law of logic, the law of noncontradiction, states that Beaver and I cannot both be right’
- ‘The basic law of logic is the principle of non-contradiction, namely that it is contradictory to say that something can both be and not be at the same time.’
- ‘The unity of truth is a fundamental premise of human reasoning, as the principle of non-contradiction makes clear.’
- ‘Moreover, the instructional process imparts a religious vocabulary that religious people use in linguistic patterns that embody such logical principles as non-contradiction and the distinction between symbol and the symbolized.’
- ‘This universal form is, Hegel says, simply a principle of consistency or non-contradiction.’
- ‘But this violates the laws of identity and non-contradiction in classical logic.’
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