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  • Revenge of the Liarby JC Beall

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 59.99

    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. 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

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 89.99

    The knowability paradox suggests that wherever there is empirical ignorance there is also logically unknowable truth. This volume presents the original papers in which this notorious problem was first set out, nineteen new papers seeking to resolve it, and a helpful introduction. It will be the definitive resource for study of the paradox. 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$ 13.56

    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...

  • Saving Truth From Paradoxby Hartry Field

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 44.99

    This 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 Gödel incompleteness theorems. Hartry Field presents a new approach to the paradoxes and provides a systematic and detailed account of the main competing approaches. more...

  • Paradoxesby Piotr Lukowski; Marek Gensler

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 153.54

    This critical analysis of all the classic logical paradoxes, both ancient and modern, systematically surveys different approaches, introduces original solutions to many prominent paradoxes, and assesses the role played by paradoxes in philosophy and ontology. more...

  • Paradoxes from A to Zby Michael Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • A Brief History of the Paradoxby Roy Sorensen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Roy Sorensen offers the first narrative history of paradoxes, a fascinating and eye-opening account that extends from the ancient Greeks, through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and into the twentieth century. When Augustine asked what God was doing before He made the world, he was told: "Preparing hell for people who ask questions like that."... more...

  • The Liarby Jon Barwise; John Etchemendy

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 69.99

    Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Barwise and Etchemendy model and compare Russellian and Austinian conceptions of propositions, and develop a range of model-theoretic techniques--based on... more...