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Saving Truth From Paradox

Hartry Field


The book is an opinionated survey of philosophical work on paradoxes of truth and of related notions, such as property-instantiation, with occasional forays into related topics such as vagueness, the nature of validity, and the Gödel incompleteness theorems. It advocates a particular approach, according to which the paradoxes are to be resolved by the adoption of a non-classical logic: a logic in which excluded middle is restricted. (The logic is quite different from intuitionist logic, which doesn't avoid the paradoxes and also has many unnatural features; and it is much more powerful than th ... More

Keywords: validity, vagueness, incompleteness theorems, excluded middle, bivalence, revenge paradoxes, conditionals

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230747
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hartry Field, author
New York University
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Part I A Selective Background

Part II Broadly Classical Approaches

Part III Paracompleteness

Part IV More on Paracomplete Solutions

Part V Paraconsistent Dialetheism

End Matter