This chapter defends a single, fixed, definite answer to the question: Is there a logic that governs the unsayable? The proposed answer is: “Yes, and no. Or yes-but-not-yes. And/or yes-no.” Each component of this answer is examined and used to generate three laws of what Palmquist terms “synthetic logic”, which correspond directly to the laws of classical (Aristotelian) logic: the law of contradiction (“A = −A”), the law of non-identity (“A ≠ A”), and the law of the included middle (“−(Av-A)”). Ultimately, Palmquist concludes by arguing that we can talk about the unsayable only by assuming that propositions constructed in accordance with these three alternative logical laws can be meaningful.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and Philosophy|
|Editors||Nahum Brown, J. Aaron Simmons|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||9783319658995, 9783319881270|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2017|
|Name||Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion|