I now wish to propose a new dualism, but not a substance dualism: Res potentia--ontologically real Possibles that do not obey the Law of the Excluded Middle
, and Res extensa--ontologically real Actuals that do obey the Law of the Excluded Middle
, linked by measurement, (1).
He refined his claims in the final journal article presenting it, narrowing his sights on an "apparently reasonable" version of fuzzy logic, and making explicit the specific instance of the law of the excluded middle
on which his proof depended.
a] disposition to take seriously the law of the excluded middle
, and who avoided contradictions, survived and reproduced better than he/she who did not.
A-logic is dominated by the law of the excluded middle
and it accepts only the extreme edges of reality, excluding the gray areas in between.
Life aboard the hollow Baseball Planet, which becomes particularly dismal during prolonged power cuts, gave rise to morbid jokes about the law of the excluded middle
, until the Free Speech Board banned such jokes on the grounds that they scared tourists away.