Spandrels of Truth by Jc Beall

Spandrels of Truth

byJc Beall

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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 Liarand 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.

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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...
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Title:Spandrels of TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199268746

ISBN - 13:9780199268740

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1. The Basic Picture2. Suitable Conditional3. Just True4. A Look at the Field5. Objections and Replies6. Appendix Overlap Without Inconsistency?References

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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