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Truth, vagueness, and paradox

an essay on the logic of truth

by Vann McGee

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Published by Hackett Pub. Co. in Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Truth.,
  • Reference (Philosophy),
  • Liar paradox.,
  • Vagueness (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index.

    StatementVann McGee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD171 .M37 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 236 p. ;
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2205723M
    ISBN 100872200876
    LC Control Number89027742

    In science[ edit ] Many scientific concepts are of necessity vague, for instance species in biology cannot be precisely defined, owing to unclear cases such as ring species. However, this system is incomplete. Is higher order vagueness coherent? Oxford University Press. After a substantial introduction that surveys the field, the essays form four groups, starting with some historically notable pieces.

    This reveals that the paradox can be reduced to the mental act of assuming that the very idea of fallacy bears a truth value, namely that the very idea of fallacy is false: an act of misrepresentation. Under the assumption that removing a single grain does not turn a heap into a non-heap, the paradox is to consider what happens when the process is repeated enough times: is a single remaining grain still a heap? Studia Logica, 90, — Logic of paradox. Ungrounded statements do not have a truth value.

    PhD Thesis, Tilburg University. If the liar means, "It is not the case that this statement is true", then it is denying itself. We also thank audiences in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris. Nouwen, R.


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Truth, vagueness, and paradox book

He shows that there are theories of this sort in which the conditionals obey many of the classical laws, and Truth all the semantic paradoxes not just the simplest ones can be handled consistently with the naive theory of truth. Either way, A is both true and false, which is a paradox.

Three-valued logics in modal logic. Committed to situating literature within the larger culture, Peter Platt begins by examining the Renaissance culture of paradox in both the classical and Christian traditions. Sorting out the sorites.

Dialetheism is the view that there are true contradictions. This system and paradox book the consequence that borderline cases of vague terms yield statements that are neither true, nor false. The following is the two-sentence version: The following statement is true.

Playing with truth. The Southern journal of philosophy, 33 S1— The sentence referred to is part of the "object language", while the referring sentence is considered to be a part of a "meta-language" with respect to the object language.

Supervaluationism Supervaluationism is a semantics for dealing with irreferential singular term s and vagueness.

Its innovations include a definition of logical consequence that allows the derivation of a classical consequence relation from the degree-theoretic semantics, a unified account of degrees of truth and subjective probabilities, and the incorporation of semantic indeterminacy - the view that vague statements need not have unique meanings - into the degree-theoretic framework.

This prevents a system from becoming self-referential. But then, it is not true. Bulletin of the Section of Logic, 33 141— Cintula, C.

Numbers What is it A paradox is a persuasive argument that something, which we judge must be false, is true. Therefore, a regulation may not be so vague as to regulate areas beyond what the law allows. Thus, for example, the statement "It is true that two plus two equals four" contains no more information than the statement "two plus two equals four", because the phrase "it is true that Therefore, D1 is both true and false.

Berto, E. So RED is not a member of itself. Others say that one has an interest in making his or her definitions more precise than ordinary language, or his or her ordinary concepts, themselves allow; they recommend one advances precising definitions. He analyzes this statement together with the paradox of "unsignifiability" and explores the boundary between statements that are unproblematic in daily life and paradoxes.

And, intuitively, what remains after removing a single grain from a heap of sand is itself a heap. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 1 —Tarski, Alfred. The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research – van Fraassen, Bas.

Singular Terms, Truth-Value Gaps, and Free Logic. Journal of Philosophy 63 (17): – van Heijenoort, Jean. From Frege to Godel: A Source Book in Mathematical Logic. Saving Truth from Paradox is an ambitious investigation into paradoxes of truth and related issues, with occasional forays into notions such as vagueness, the nature of validity, and the G:odel incompleteness theorems.

Hartry Field presents a new approach to the paradoxes and provides a systematic and detailed account of the main competing approaches. A philosopher proposes a new deflationist view of truth, based on contemporary proof-theoretic approaches.

In The Tarskian Turn, Leon Horsten investigates the relationship between formal theories of truth and contemporary philosophical approaches to truth. The work of mathematician and logician Alfred Tarski (–) marks the transition from substantial to deflationary views about truth. Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Vagueness: A Reader.

Vagueness: A Reader. By Rosanna Keefe, Peter Smith. No cover image. Another striking problem to which vagueness gives rise is the sorites paradox.

Sorites paradox explained

If you remove one grain from a heap of sand, surely you must be left with a heap. Vagueness, Truth and Logic In Vagueness and Degrees of Truth, Nicholas Smith develops a new theory of vagueness: fuzzy plurivaluationism. A predicate is said to be vague if there is no sharply defined boundary between the things to which it applies and the things to which it does not apply.

For example, 'heavy' is vague in a way that 'weighs over 20 kilograms' is not. A great many predicates - both in everyday talk, and.

The revised edition of "Truth Until Paradox" is actually a bit of a disappointment. Fewer stories than the original, and some of the best stories from the original collection are missing from the revision. A good collection of stories, but not great.

Still, if you're a fan of Mage: The Ascension, you should read it/5.