Deflationism and Paradox / Edition 1

Deflationism and Paradox / Edition 1

by J. C. Beall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199287112

ISBN-13: 9780199287116

Pub. Date: 01/05/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Deflationist accounts of truth are widely held in contemporary philosophy: they seek to show that truth is a dispensable concept with no metaphysical depth. However, logical paradoxes present problems for deflationists that their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteen original essays, a distinguished team of contributors explore the extent

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Deflationist accounts of truth are widely held in contemporary philosophy: they seek to show that truth is a dispensable concept with no metaphysical depth. However, logical paradoxes present problems for deflationists that their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteen original essays, a distinguished team of contributors explore the extent to which, if at all, deflationism can accommodate paradox. The volume will be of interest to philosophers of logic, philosophers of language, and anyone working on truth.
Contributors include Bradley Armour-Garb, Jody Azzouni, JC Beall, Hartry Field, Christopher Gauker, Michael Glanzberg, Dorothy Grover, Anil Gupta, Volker Halbach, Leon Horsten, Paul Horwich, Graham Priest, Greg Restall, and Alan Weir

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199287116
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/05/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Transparent disquotationalism, JC Beall
2. Is the Liar sentence both true and false?, Hartry Field
3. Spiking the field artillery, Graham Priest
4. Variations on a theme by Yablo, Hartry Field
5. A minimalist critique of Tarski on truth, Paul Horwich
6. Minimalism, epistemicism, and paradox, Bradley Armour-Garb and JC Beall
7. Minimalists about truth can (and should) be epistemicists, and it helps if they are revision theorists too, Greg Restall
8. Minimalism, deflationism, and paradoxes, Michael Glanzberg
9. Do the paradoxes pose a special problem for deflationism?, Anil Gupta
10. Semantics for deflationists, Christopher Gauker
11. How significant is the Liar?, Dorothy Grover
12. The deflationists' axioms for truth, Volker Halbach and Leon Horsten
13. Naive truth and sophisticated logic, Alan Weir
14. Anaphorically unrestricted quantifiers and paradoxes, Jody Azzouni

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