[FOM] Bivalence and Law of Excluded Middle
silver_1 at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 18 18:11:19 EST 2008
On Feb 18, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Joseph Vidal-Rosset wrote:
> ("DOES THE LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE REQUIRE BIVALENCE?"
> 31: 129-137, 1989)
> He argues in this paper against the view that a language à la van
> Fraassen (with super-evaluations) is able to accept the LEM without
> accepting the Bivalence.
> I would be happy to hear the opinions and the arguments of FOM
> subscribers about the question that Sayward asked in the title of this
> paper. Does the LEM require Bivalence?
The late Graham Solomon argued convincingly in many contexts (on the
net several times, in articles, and in his book) that LEM does *not*
imply bivalence. Nothing so fancy as van Fraassen's supervaluations
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