Mulitvalent or Manifold Reasoning / Fuzzy Logic

  • Elli reminded me of this article that she wrote some time ago which includes some material on what might be called multivalent or manifold reasoning. I think the basic idea is tied to Epicurus' observation that when we do not have enough evidence to conclude that only one option of several is "the single correct one," then we have to avoid arbitrarily selecting between them as if we did have enough evidence to be sure which is right.

    The subject is probably deeper than it might appear and so this post is mainly a placeholder so the topic can be more easily found for future discussions.