Spandrels of Truth

  • Beall J
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Abstract

Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which 'is true' is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced for only practical (expressive) reasons. This device, when introduced into the language, brings about truth-theoretic paradoxes (particularly, the notorious Liar and Curry paradoxes). The options for dealing with the paradoxes while preserving the full transparency of 'true' are limited. In Spandrels of Truth, Beall concisely presents anddefends a modest, so-called dialetheic theory of transparent truth.

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  • Curry paradox
  • Dialetheic theory
  • Is true
  • Liar paradox
  • Transparent truth
  • Truth-theoretic paradoxes

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  • Jc Beall

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