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Thus, we can formalize in rejection systems properties that only hold meta-theoretically in the assertion system. The LNC can be formalized as TNC or RNC in the logic L1r , as it is r-sound. Each instance of TNC and RNC can also be proved due to its r-completeness, as L1r is simply consistent. This highlights a general problem. How do we prove TNC or RNC in rejection systems? In these systems, we generally use real formulae as the r-axioms do not usually lend themselves to being substituted upon.
Which ones? If I assert something, α, then this is a speech act whose intention is to get the hearer to believe α, or at least, believe that I believe α—with whatever Gricean sophistication one may wish to add. If I deny something, α, then this is a speech act whose intention is to get the hearer to reject α (cast it out from their beliefs, and/or refuse to accept it), or at least, to get the listener to believe that I reject it—with whatever Gricean sophistication one may wish to add. g. in the Port Royale logic (though of course, the point was not put in terms of speech acts, which is a modern invention).
2, its inclusion in a logic is tied to the inclusion of A v ∼A, given De Morgan negation. From s. 4, A, ∼A ⇒ B captures the LNC for logics that are not paraconsistent and where there is a means of ensuring non-triviality of the logic. So, we need a suitable alternative. Let us ﬁrst go back to what the LNC means. There seems to be some confusion Formalization of Non-Contradiction Law 45 between the two negations in ∼(A & ∼A), highlighted by the Brazilian logic in s. 3. Here the exclusion of ∼(A & ∼A) was meant to allow contradictions to be present, but we showed that this was independent of contradictions.