Paraconsistency and its Philosophical Interpretations

  • Eduardo Barrio University of Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • Bruno Da Re


Many authors have considered that the notions of paraconsistency and dialetheism are intrinsically connected, in many cases, to the extent of confusing both phenomena. However, paraconsistency is a formal feature of some logics that consists in invalidating the rule of explosion, whereas dialetheism is a semantical/ontological position consisting in accepting true contradictions. In this paper, we argue against this connection and show that it is perfectly possible to adopt a paraconsistent logic and reject dialetheism, and, moreover, that there are examples of non-paraconsistent logics that can be interpreted in a dialetheic way.

How to Cite
BARRIO, Eduardo; DA RE, Bruno. Paraconsistency and its Philosophical Interpretations. The Australasian Journal of Logic, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 151-170, july 2018. ISSN 1448-5052. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2019. doi: