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Introduction to the Broadly Classical Options

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is a short introduction to the ways of dealing with the Liar paradox within classical logic. It distinguishes classical gap theories, classical glut theories, and weakly classical ... More


Spandrels of Truth

Jc Beall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199268733
eISBN:
9780191708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268733.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which ‘is true’ is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced for only practical (expressive) reasons. This device, when ... More


Understanding Truth

Scott Soames

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Understanding Truth aims to illuminate the notion of truth, and the role it plays in our ordinary thought, as well as in our logical, philosophical, and scientific theories. Part 1 is ... More


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


Logical Validity in a Token-Based, Semantically Closed Logic

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides a comprehensive survey of Buridan’s conception of logical validity in a semantically closed token-based system, as he conceives of natural languages. The chapter argues first ... More


Comments on Some Critics

Graham Priest

in In Contradiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199263301
eISBN:
9780191718823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263301.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses and replies to a number of the more important objections that have been made to dialetheism since the publication of the first edition of the book. The topics covered include ... More


The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

B. F. Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films such as A Kind of Loving ... More


Fixed Points and Revision Rules for Conditionals

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter looks at two ways of meeting the goal of naïvety. Yablo's is technically simpler, but involves extreme failures of intersubstitutivity of logical truths within conditionals. The ... More


Possible Worlds Semantics and the Liar: Reflections on a Problem Posed by Kaplan

Sten Lindström

in The Philosophy of David Kaplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367881
eISBN:
9780199867585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367881.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses a paradox that, in Kaplan's view, threatens the use of possible worlds semantics as a model‐theoretic framework for intensional logic. Kaplan's paradox starts out from an ... More


Teases

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835734
eISBN:
9781496835789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835734.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter is very short because it seems that the children interviewed could not recall many teases and taunts. The author remembered many more. The quote by C. W. Sullivan III succinctly stated ... More


Gödel Numbering and Gödel’s Theorem

J. R. LUCAS

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Gödel devised a method whereby the formulae of a given formal language could be put in a 1-1 correspondence with a subset of the natural numbers: that is to say, to every number there is correlated ... More


Forms of Truth Skepticism

Scott Soames

in Understanding Truth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Five different forms of truth skepticism are examined and defused: the view that truth is indefinable, that it is unattainable and unknowable, that it is inextricably metaphysical and hence not ... More


Lessons of the Liar

Scott Soames

in Understanding Truth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In proving that the language of arithmetic does not contain its own truth predicate, Tarski demonstrated that the claim that a language both satisfies certain minimal conditions and contains its own ... More


Truth, Paradox, and Partially Defined Predicates

Scott Soames

in Understanding Truth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Presents a philosophical model of partially defined predicates, illustrates how a language could come to contain them, and provides a natural way of understanding the truth predicate in which it ... More


Two Versions of the Liar Paradox

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:
10.1093/0199247293.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Reviews the standard semantic paradoxes, and constructs a simple formal language in which the paradoxical reasoning can be reconstructed. Particular attention is paid to Löb's paradox, which allows ... More


A truth predicate in the object language

William G. Lycan

in Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In “Truth and Meaning”, Davidson acknowledged that the Liar Paradox is a problem for his semantic program; but he did not seem to take it very seriously. This chapter joins Lepore and Ludwig in ... More


5. The Body in Doubt: Catholic Literature, Theology, and Sexual Abuse

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the presentation of clergy sexual abuse and its consequences in literature. In Robert Cooperman's collection of poems titled The Trials of Mary McCormick, he tries to dramatize ... More


Major themes and minor movements: composition and repetition in John Schlesinger's Billy Liar

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a detailed reading of John Schlesinger's 1963 film Billy Liar. It aims to demonstrate that a British film such as this sustains the kind of detailed aesthetic discussion that is ... More


Semantic Singularities: Paradoxes of Reference, Predication, and Truth

Keith Simmons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198791546
eISBN:
9780191852923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791546.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book aims to provide a solution to the semantic paradoxes. It argues for a unified solution to the paradoxes generated by the concepts of reference or denotation, predicate extension, and truth. ... More


What Truth Is

Mark Jago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823810
eISBN:
9780191862595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823810.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

What Truth Is presents and defends a novel theory of what truth is, in terms of the metaphysical notion of truthmaking. This is the relation which holds between a truth and some entity in the world, ... More


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