Deflationism and Paradox

Paperback | May 8, 2008

EditorJc Beall, Bradley Armour-Garb

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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, which their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteenoriginal 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.

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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, which their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteenoriginal essays, a distinguished team of contri...

JC Beall is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Bradley Armour-Garb is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Albany, SUNY

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.64 inPublished:May 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. JC Beall: Transparent disquotationalism2. Hartry Field: Is the Liar sentence both true and false?3. Graham Priest: Spiking the field artillery4. Hartry Field: Variations on a theme by Yablo5. Paul Horwich: A minimalist critique of Tarski on truth6. Bradley Armour-Garb and JC Beall: Minimalism, epistemicism, and paradox7. Greg Restall: Minimalists about truth can (and should) be epistemicists, and it helps if they are revision theorists too8. Michael Glanzberg: Minimalism, deflationism, and paradoxes9. Anil Gupta: Do the paradoxes pose a special problem for deflationism?10. Christopher Gauker: Semantics for deflationists11. Dorothy Grover: How significant is the Liar?12. Volker Halbach and Leon Horsten: The deflationists' axioms for truth13. Alan Weir: Naive truth and sophisticated logic14. Jody Azzouni: Anaphorically unrestricted quantifiers and paradoxes