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  • Saving Truth From Paradoxby Hartry Field

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    Saving Truth from Paradox is an ambitious investigation into paradoxes of truth and related issues, with occasional forays into notions such as vagueness, the nature of validity, and the G--ouml--;del incompleteness theorems. Hartry Field presents a new approach to the paradoxes and provides a systematic and detailed account of the main competing approaches.... more...

  • The Liarby Jon Barwise; John Etchemendy

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 18.99

    This monograph purports to provide a solution to semantical paradoxes like "the liar". The authors base this solution on J.L.Austin's idea of truth, which is fundamental to situation semantics, and compare two models of language, propositions and truth. more...

  • A Brief History of the Paradoxby Roy Sorensen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Covers the entire history of philosophy, from the Greeks, through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth century, showing how individual philosophers have each grappled with a particular paradox. more...

  • Unity, Truth and the Liarby Shahid Rahman; Tero Tulenheimo; Emmanuel Genot

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    The Liar Paradox challenges logiciansa (TM) and semanticistsa (TM) theories of truth and meaning. Modern accounts of paradoxes in formal semantics offer solutions through the hierarchy of object- language and meta-language. Yet this solution to the Liar presupposes that sentences have unique meaning. This assumption is non-controversial in formal languages,... more...

  • Revenge of the Liarby JC Beall

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 54.99

    Fourteen new essays by some of the world's leading experts, together with an extensive introduction, examine the nature of the Liar paradox and its resistance to any attempt to solve it. - ;The Liar paradox raises foundational questions about logic, language, and truth (and semantic notions in general). A simple Liar sentence like 'This sentence... more...

  • Paradoxesby R. M. Sainsbury

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This intriguing book is not only an explanation of paradoxes but also an excellent introduction to philosophical thinking. more...

  • New Essays on the Knowability Paradoxby Joe Salerno

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 84.99

    In 1945 Alonzo Church issued a pair of referee reports in which he anonymously conveyed to Frederic Fitch a surprising proof showing that wherever there is (empirical) ignorance there is also logically unknowable truth. Fitch published this and a generalization of the result in 1963. Ever since, philosophers have been attempting to understand the significance... more...

  • Five Metaphysical Paradoxesby Howard P Kainz

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 15.00

    The Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy. Howard Kainz studied Greek, Latin, and Philosophy at the University of California and at Loyola University, Los Angeles (BA). After an MA in the History of Philosophy at St. Louis University, he finished his PhD at Duquesne University, specializing in 19th Century German Philosophy. He was an Assistant Professor at... more...

  • Labyrinths of Reasonby William Poundstone

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Paradoxesby Piotr Lukowski; Marek Gensler

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    This book, provides a critical approach to all major logical paradoxes: from ancient to contemporary ones. There are four key aims of the book: 1. Providing systematic and historical survey of different approaches -- solutions of the most prominent paradoxes discussed in the logical and philosophical literature. 2. Introducing original solutions of... more...