Definition of bivalence in English:


Line breaks: biv|alence
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈveɪl(ə)ns


[mass noun] Logic
  • The existence of only two states or truth values (e.g. true and false): principle of bivalence
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    • Against both Epicurus and the Stoics, Carneades argued that no deterministic consequences follow from the principle of bivalence (the principle that for any statement P, either P is true or P is false).
    • So we may represent the Aristotelian solution as one which rejects the law of bivalence.
    • Against the Stoics he argued that a commitment to bivalence and the principle that every action has a cause does not entail that all actions are fated.

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