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Deflationism and Paradox by J.C. Beall
Book DescriptionDeflationist accounts of truth are widely held in contemporary philosophy: they seek to show that truth is a dispensable concept with no metaphysical depth. However, logical paradoxes present problems for deflationists, which their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteen original essays, a distinguished team of contributors explore the extent to which, if at all, deflationism can accommodate paradox. The volume will be of interest to philosophers of logic, philosophers of language, and anyone working on truth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199544929
(234mm x 157mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Law of Non-contradiction, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by J.C. Beall
Investigates the 'law', considering arguments for and against it and discussing methodological issues that arise whenever we question the legitimacy of logical principles. This volume presents a debate about the Law of Non-Contradiction, from discussions as to how the law is to be understood, to reasons for accepting or re-thinking the law.
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Author Biography - J.C. Beall
Bradley Armour-Garb is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Albany, SUNY
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