Paradoxical Logic


We go into the same river, and yet not in the same; it is we and it is not we.


Paradoxical logic assumes that A and non-A do not exclude each other as predicates of X. It was predominant in Chinese and Indian thinking. In the philosophy of Heraclitus, and then again under the name of dialectics, it became the philosophy of Hegel and Marx. Heraclitus assumes the conflict between opposites is the basis of all existence.

Erich Fromm

The illustration is the Mosman River and Gorge, Queensland, by Photnart via Shutterstock.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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