>>> sokol at jhu.edu 05/17/01 02:12PM >>>
At 01:23 PM 5/17/01 -0400, Charles wrote:
>CB: Do you mean that all formal logics like legal reasoning or mathematics
develop inherent paradoxes and can't be completely consistent with respect to their fundamental principle of non-contradiction ?
Wasn't that Goedel?
CB: I'd credit Hegel with emphasizing it before that. Formal logic's first principle is non-contradiction. Dialectical logic's first principle is contradiction.