Spandrels of Truth

J C Beall

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Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which 'is true' is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced only for 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 and defends a modest, so called dialetheic theory of transparent truth.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages170
ISBN (Print)9780199268733
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2009


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