Quine’s Way Out

Analysis 36 (1):28-37 (1975)
As a way of dealing with the semantical paradoxes Quine has suggested: that semantical expressions such as ‘true’ and ‘true of’ be used with numerical subscripts; that when a truth locution T is applied to a sentence S, the subscript on T is greater than any within S; otherwise, the result of applying T to S is ill formed. A problem is that this introduces infinitely many semantical primitives. The paper suggests a way around the problem. The paper raises a further problem, leaving it open whether this further problem has a satisfactory solution.
Keywords Quine  semantical paradoxes  semantical primitives
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,360
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Charles Sayward (1985). God and Empty Terms. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (3):149 - 152.
    Peter Pagin (2003). Quine and the Problem of Synonymy. Grazer Philosophische Studien 66 (1):171-197.
    Shen Yuting (1955). Two Semantical Paradoxes. Journal of Symbolic Logic 20 (2):119-120.

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    3 ( #224,045 of 1,088,883 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,666 of 1,088,883 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.