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Liars and Heaps

New Essays on Paradox

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Description

Semantic and soritical paradoxes challenge entrenched, fundamental principles about language - principles about truth, denotation, quantification, and, among others, 'tolerance'. Study of the paradoxes helps us determine which logical principles are correct. So it is that they serve not only as a topic of philosophical inquiry but also as a constraint on such inquiry: they often dictate the semantic and logical limits of discourse in general. Sixteen specially written essays by leading figures in the field offer new thoughts and arguments about the paradoxes.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2004
Contributor
Edited by J.C. Beall
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
382
Dimensions
159x239x20
ISBN-13
9780199264810
Product ID
1808491

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