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Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles

Tim Maudlin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247295
eISBN:
9780191601781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247293.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

At least since the work of Tarski, the Liar paradox has stood in the way of an acceptable account of the notion of truth. It has been less noticed that once one admits a truth predicate into a formal ... More


On the Origin of Truth Values

Tim Maudlin

in Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247295
eISBN:
9780191601781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247293.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The formal language developed in ch. 1 is modelled as a directed graph with a boundary, and the problem of assigning truth values to sentences assimilated to a boundary‐value problem. A trivalent ... More


Reasoning about Permissible Sentences

Tim Maudlin

in Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247295
eISBN:
9780191601781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247293.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A second inferential system that preserves permissibility rather than truth is developed. All classical theorems are shown to be necessarily permissible to assert. The two inferential systems are ... More


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