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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00
The papers collected in this volume represent the main body of research arising from the International Munich Centenary Conference in 2001, which commemorated the discovery of the famous Russell Paradox a hundred years ago. The 31 contributions and the introductory essay by the editor were (with two exceptions) all originally written... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.76
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo, and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus? Ship, and the Prisoner?s Dilemma, taking in subjects... more...