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Inclusive disjunction the fuzzy propositions (A) and (B) is the following:
Three types of distinctions are made, between 1) a structure in which the speaker asks for information, the listener is not being asked to make a choice between two items but rather to inform the speaker, and the effect is similar to exclusive disjunction; 2) a structure which requires a choice of the listener, which may be either choice-based or exclusive disjunction; and 3) a syntactically disjunctive structure which has non-disjunctive semantics, often similar to a polar question or an inclusive disjunction. The noticeable split in marking these structures is not between types 1-2 and 3, as one might have expected, but between types 1 and 2-3.
Gillis offers an original observation concerning Yeats's frequent use of the conjunction or, as in "sole or whole," "joy or night," "brand or flaming breath." He asserts, "Yeats's use of it might be termed 'inclusive disjunction' because he allows that all alternatives are simultaneously possible" (182).
In short, we are in effect, in this intensional setting, taking for granted the combined principles of excluded middle and contradiction, which, with the help of a symbol for exclusive disjunction that is the inverse of the usual symbol for inclusive disjunction, we may express by the formula ~A [conjunction] A', in which A stands for any proposition.(7) The rela tion between~p LI> q' and ~A [conjunction] A' is worth some comment.