[FOM] Terminology

Frode Bjørdal frode.bjordal at ifikk.uio.no
Sun Nov 25 08:17:41 EST 2012

The alternative "antilogy" makes most sense, etymologiclly and
stylistically, it seems; it also belongs to our lore.

2012/11/24 Michael DeLaurentis <michaeljad at comcast.net>

> "Tautology" is also syntactic. "Faultology" and "antilogy" have been used
> to
> refer to compound sentences always false [syntactically]. "Analytic"
> sentences are always true by reason of semantics. Necessarily true
> sentences
> comprise both analytic and tautologous sentences. "Oxymorons" or
> "self-contradictory" are terms commonly used to refer to semantically
> necessarily false statements.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fom-bounces at cs.nyu.edu [mailto:fom-bounces at cs.nyu.edu] On Behalf Of
> F.A. Muller
> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:17 AM
> To: <fom at cs.nyu.edu>
> Subject: [FOM] Terminology
> Dear all,
> The standard English word for sentences (or propositions) that are always
> true is 'tautology'.  Is there a word for sentences that are always false?
> (No, I don't want to hear 'contradiction', for that is defined as a
> sentence
> of the form 'p and not-p', or something logically equivalent to it, and
> therefore is a syntactical notion.)
> --> F.A. Muller
>        Utrecht University
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Frode Bjørdal
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