Vuillemin: The Excluded Middle


„Epicurus rejects the truth, and therefore the necessity, of the disjunction itself. What Epicurus denies is therefore not the determinate character of the truth-values of the disjunction’s components, but the truth of that very disjunction. His criticism is directed not to the principle of bivalence but to the principle of the excluded middle. Naturally, a challenge to this latter is a challenge to the former, for then the excluded middle is neither true nor false.“ (p. 170) #Vuillemin #Epicurus #truth #ExcludedMiddle

Vuillemin, Jules, Necessity or Contingency. The Master Argument. Stanford: CSLI Publications 51999.