Posts tagged ‘principle of sufficient reason’

May 22, 2012

The problem with noncontradiction and reason

The Principle of Reason requires an explanation for any fact, and rejects the possibility of brute, or unexplained facts.

  • Fact needs an explanation: F -> E

The Principle Of Non-contradiction states that a contradictory statements cannot both at the same time be true

  • A is B
  • A is not B
  • Hence A is either B or not B but not both.

The Problem

A fact needs an explanation,however what they overlooked is that that explanation in itself in a fact or else it could not be true, so in turn it must also possess an explanation




and so on until…. F will not have an E and will fall into the absurd, brute, or unexplained fact which I will call α

so F→α, however Facts cannot both have explanations and not have explanations

My theory is that it is innate in humans to contradict oneself and it is necessary for further growth into what we do not know.

So that for reason to exist contradiction must exist as proven above.