BIVALENCE, VAGUENESS AND ISLAMIC THOUGHT: A PRISM FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE

Authors

  • UMAR Abdulhakim Bala Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts,

Keywords:

Bivalence, Borderline, Hadith, Islamic Thought, Vagueness

Abstract

The foundation of Classical Logic rests on the assumption that there are only two truth values, i.e.
true and false, which are mutually exclusive. This assumption is usually stated in form of a
principle known as the principle of bivalence. The principle of bivalence states that every statement
is either true or false. For example, the statement “I am a male” is either true or false. Central to
the debate is, whether or not every statement is either true or false? Some statements, such as future
contingent statement, statements containing vague term, paradoxical statements etc., seem to
challenge the principle of bivalence. The paper focuses on the problems of vagueness with the
principle of bivalence. It aims to explain and examine the Islamic thought on the issue of vagueness
and bivalence, thereby providing a solution to the philosophical problem. This paper attempts to
adopt the method of philosophical argumentation to examine the problems of vagueness with the
principle of bivalence. The paper concludes that the Islamic thought on issue of vagueness is
sufficient to resolve the problem of vagueness with the principle of bivalence.

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Published

2023-01-24

How to Cite

Abdulhakim Bala, U. (2023). BIVALENCE, VAGUENESS AND ISLAMIC THOUGHT: A PRISM FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE. Gombe Journal of General Studies, 2(1), 70–79. Retrieved from http://gsujournals.com.ng/gjgs/index.php/gjgs/article/view/45