The Lessons of the Liar

Theory and Decision 11 (1):55-70 (1979)
The paper argues that the liar paradox teaches us these lessons about English. First, the paradox-yielding sentence is a sentence of English that is neither true nor false in English. Second, there is no English name for any such thing as a set of all and only true sentences of English. Third, ‘is true in English’ does not satisfy the axiom of comprehension.
Keywords liar paradox  axiom of comprehension
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DOI 10.1007/BF00126692
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