Liars and Heaps

Liars and Heaps : New Essays on Paradox

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Logic is fundamental to thought and language. But which logical principles are correct? The paradoxes play a crucial role in answering that question. The so-called Liar and Heap paradoxes challenge our basic ideas about logic; at the very least, they teach us that the correct logical principles are not as obvious as common sense would have it. The essays in this volume, written by leading figures in the field, discuss novel thoughts about the
paradoxes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 241 x 25mm | 675g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199264805
  • 9780199264803

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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