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Michael Craig Rhodes

Lecturer at North Park University and the author of Mystery in Philosophy: An Invocation of Pseudo-Dionysius.



On Contradiction in Orthodox Philosophy

Issue: 2:3/2:4 (The seventh/eighth issue)
Orthodoxy sometimes appears to lack a respectable form of logical reasoning. This is because objective mystery is so central, and because contradiction is, therefore, a methodological necessity. However, the belief system also rejects explosion. Thus, on the one hand, the law of non-contradiction is violated, and, on the other hand, it is respected. In terms of thinking about Orthodox thinking, this is the fundamental issue, namely that logical reasoning in Orthodoxy is paraconsistent. That is what we examine in this essay.

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