Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox by Jc BeallLiars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox by Jc Beall

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 onlyas 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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JC Beall is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut.
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Title:Liars and Heaps: New Essays on ParadoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:January 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Soritical Paradoxes1. Graham Priest: A Site for Sorites2. Achille C. Varzi: Cut-Offs and their Neighbours3. Stewart Shapiro: Vagueness and Conversation4. Rosanna Keefe: Context, Vagueness, and the Sorites5. Crispin Wright: Vagueness: A Fifth Column Approach6. Richard G. Heck, Jr.: Semantic Accounts of Vagueness7. Scott Soames: Higher-Order Vagueness for Partially Defined Predicates8. Michael Glanzberg: Against Truth-Value Gaps9. Delia Graff: Gap Principles, Penumbral Consequence, and Infinitely Higher-Order VaguenessPart II: Semantic Paradoxes10. Roy A. Sorensen: A Definite No-No11. Keith Simmons: Reference and Paradox12. J. C. Beall: On the Singularity Theory of Denotation13. Hartry Field: The Semantic Paradoxes and the Paradoxes of Vagueness14. Stephen Yablo: New Grounds for Naive Truth Theory15. Agustin Rayo and Timothy Williamson: A Completeness Theorem for Unrestricted First-Order Languages16. Vann McGee: Universal Universal Quantification