Negation vs Dialetheism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between negation and dialetheism

is that negation is denial (act of denying) while dialetheism is (philosophy) the view that there are true contradictions, ie true statements whose negations are also true.




  • (uncountable) The act of negating something.
  • (countable) A denial or contradiction.
  • * (Thomas Hardy)
  • But it pleased her to play on my passion / And whet me to pleadings / That won from her mirthful negations / And scornings undue.
  • (logic, countable) A proposition which is the contradictory of another proposition and which can be obtained from that other proposition by the appropriately placed addition/insertion of the word "not". (Or, in symbolic logic, by prepending that proposition with the symbol for the logical operator "not".)
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  • (logic) The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
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  • , date = 2011-07-20 , author = Edwin Mares , title = Propositional Functions , site = The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy , url = , accessdate = 2012-07-15 }}
    Although some of the logicians working in term logic have very complicated treatments of negation, we can see the origin of the modern conception in the extensional tradition as well. In Boole and most of his followers, the negation of a term is understood as the set theoretic complement of the class represented by that term. For this reason, the negation of classical propositional logic is often called ‘Boolean negation’.


    * (a proposition which negates another one) contradictory * (logical operation) logical connective




    (-) (wikipedia dialetheism)
  • (philosophy) The view that there are true contradictions, i.e. true statements whose negations are also true.
  • * 2005 , Laurence Goldstein, Logic: key concepts in philosophy , page 158:
  • [It] is important to point out that endorsing dialetheism is not the same as rejecting logic or rational argumentation.


    * dialethism

    Coordinate terms

    * (l) * (l)


    * Priest, Graham. 'Dialetheism', Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . 2008. * Priest, Graham, Sylvan, Richard, Norman, Jean, and Arruda, Ayda Ignez (eds.). Paraconsistent Logic: Essays on the Inconsistent . München: Philosophia Verlag. 1989: p. xx