The Liar:An Essay on Truth and Circularity

Author: Jon Barwise,John Etchemendy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195363094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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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. Treating truth as a property of propositions, not sentences, the authors model two distinct conceptions of propositions: one based on the standard notion used by Bertrand Russell, among others, and the other based on J.L. Austin's work on truth. Comparing these two accounts, the authors show that while the Russellian conception of the relation between sentences, propositions, and truth is crucially flawed in limiting cases, the Austinian perspective has fruitful applications to the analysis of semantic paradox. In the course of their study of a language admitting circular reference and containing its own truth predicate, Barwise and Etchemendy also develop a wide range of model-theoretic techniques--based on a new set-theoretic tool, Peter Aczel's theory of hypersets--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics.

The Liar

Author: Samuel Foote

Publisher: N.A



Page: 34

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The Liar

Author: Luke Harding,David Leigh,David Pallister

Publisher: Penguin Uk


Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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When the Guardian first published details of Jonathan Aitken's abuse of power, he resigned from the Cabinet and vowed to fight for his name. In this book, three of the journalists who worked on the original story reveal the details of what unfolded.

The Liar ; The Illusion

Author: Pierre Corneille

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group


Category: French drama

Page: 124

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The Sleuth and the Liar

Author: John Sherwood

Publisher: N.A



Page: 191

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The Liar

Author: David Ives

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822225119

Category: Drama

Page: 111

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"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks isLucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--P.[4] of cover.

A London Life

Author: HardPress,Henry James, Jr.

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781313592765


Page: 402

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