Universality and the Liar
An Essay on Truth and the Diagonal Argument
By (author) Keith Simmons
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Universality and the Liar by Keith Simmons
Book DescriptionThis book is about one of the most baffling of all paradoxes - the famous Liar paradox. Suppose we say: 'We are lying now'. Then if we are lying, we are telling the truth; and if we are telling the truth we are lying. This paradox is more than an intriguing puzzle, since it involves the concept of truth. Thus any coherent theory of truth must deal with the Liar. Keith Simmons discusses the solutions proposed by medieval philosophers and offers his own solutions and in the process assesses other attempts to solve the paradox. Unlike such attempts, Simmons' 'singularity' solution does not abandon classical semantics and does not appeal to the kind of hierarchical view found in Barwise's and Etchemendy's The Liar. Moreover, Simmons' solution resolves the vexing problem of semantic universality - the problem of whether there are semantic concepts beyond the expressive reach of a natural language such as English.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521430692
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Simmons
Universality and the Liar, Paperback (April 2008)
This book is about one of the most baffling of all paradoxes - the famous Liar paradox.
Truth, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Keith Simmons
This volume is designed to set out some of the central issues in the theory of truth. It begins with writings by William James, Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, and continues with the classical discussions from the middle of the century (including Wittgenstein, Quine and Austin), ending with a selection of contemporary contributions.
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