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Liars and Heaps : New Essays on Paradox - JC Beall

Liars and Heaps

New Essays on Paradox

By: JC Beall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780199264803
Number Of Pages: 384

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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 enquiry but also as a constraint on such enquiry: they often dictate the semantic and logical limits of discourse in general. In this volume, 16 specially written essays by leading figures in the field offer new thoughts and arguments about the 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

Part I: Soritical Paradoxes 1: Graham Priest: A Site for Sorites 2: Achille C. Varzi: Cut-Offs and their Neighbours 3: Stewart Shapiro: Vagueness and Conversation 4: Rosanna Keefe: Context, Vagueness, and the Sorites 5: Crispin Wright: Vagueness: A Fifth Column Approach 6: Richard G. Heck, Jr.: Semantic Accounts of Vagueness 7: Scott Soames: Higher-Order Vagueness for Partially Defined Predicates 8: Michael Glanzberg: Against Truth-Value Gaps 9: Delia Graff: Gap Principles, Penumbral Consequence, and Infinitely Higher-Order Vagueness Part II: Semantic Paradoxes 10: Roy A. Sorensen: A Definite No-No 11: Keith Simmons: Reference and Paradox 12: J. C. Beall: On the Singularity Theory of Denotation 13: Hartry Field: The Semantic Paradoxes and the Paradoxes of Vagueness 14: Stephen Yablo: New Grounds for Naive Truth Theory 15: Agustin Rayo and Timothy Williamson: A Completeness Theorem for Unrestricted First-Order Languages 16: Vann McGee: Universal Universal Quantification

ISBN: 9780199264803
ISBN-10: 0199264805
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.36  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 1.12

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