Liars and Heaps

Liars and Heaps : New Essays on Paradox

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 159 x 239 x 20mm | 590g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199264813
  • 9780199264810
  • 1,796,540

Table of contents

PART I: SORITICAL PARADOXES ; PART II: SEMANTIC PARADOXES
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'The collection is very good; arguably a must-read for everyone interested in the paradoxes. . . . The contributors to the volume represent a sizable subset of the important theorists in the field. Moreover, they do not simply rehash old ideas; the essays constitute genuine advancements. In light of the contributors prominence in the field, the present volume has a good claim to represent the state of the art' * Matti Eklund, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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