Spandrels of Truth

Spandrels of Truth

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 10-15 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which 'is true' is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced for only practical (expressive) reasons. This device, when introduced into the language, brings about truth-theoretic paradoxes (particularly, the notorious Liar and Curry paradoxes). The options for dealing with the paradoxes while preserving the full transparency of 'true' are limited. In Spandrels of Truth, Beall concisely
presents and defends a modest, so-called dialetheic theory of transparent truth.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 126 x 281 x 12.7mm | 256g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0199268746
  • 9780199268740
  • 1,961,447

Table of contents

1. The Basic Picture ; 2. Suitable Conditional ; 3. Just True ; 4. A Look at the Field ; 5. Objections and Replies ; 6. Appendix Overlap Without Inconsistency? ; References
show more

Review quote

Review from previous edition JC Beall concisely presents and defends a simple, modest, dialetheic approach to truth and semantic paradoxes. . . . an excellent and readable introduction to the contemporary technical discussions about truth and semantic paradoxes. * Wen-fang Wang, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
show more

About Jc Beall

Jc Beall is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, a member of the UConn Group in Logic, and an Associate Fellow of Arche, the AHRC Research Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Mathematics, and Epistemology. Though having wide philosophical interests, Beall has published mainly in philosophical logic and the philosophy of logic.
show more

Rating details

1 rating
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X