In this paper, I try to understand what Buridan means when he suggests that "every proposition, by its very form, signifies or asserts itself to be true." I show how one way of construing this claim - that every proposition is in fact a conjunction one conjunct of which asserts the truth of the whole conjunction - does lead to a resolution of the Liar paradox, as Buridan says, and moreover is not vulnerable to the criticism on the basis of which Buridan came to reject this view. However, I go on to argue that the view causes Truth-Teller worries when applied to non-Liar propositions.
|Keywords||Buridan Liar Paradox|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
If Every True Proposition is Knowable, Then Every Believed (Decidable) Proposition is True, or the Incompleteness of the Intuitionistic Solution to the Paradox of Knowability.Elia Zardini - unknown
Free Assumptions and the Liar Paradox.Patrick Greenough - 2001 - American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (2):115 - 135.
Field's Paradox and Its Medieval Solution.Stephen Read - 2010 - History and Philosophy of Logic 31 (2):161-176.
'Hoist with His Owne Petar':1 on the Undoing of a Liar Paradox.Jordan Howard Sobel - 2008 - Theoria 74 (2):115-145.
On a Medieval Solution to the Liar Paradox.Keith Simmons - 1987 - History and Philosophy of Logic 8 (2):121-140.
On the Storeyed Revenge of Strengthened Liars, and the Contrary Finality of No-Proposition Resolutions.Jordan Howard Sobel - manuscript
This Proposition is Not True: C.S. Peirce and the Liar Paradox.Richard Kenneth Atkins - 2011 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 47 (4):421-444.
John Buridan's Theory of Truth and the Paradox of the Liar.Ernesto Perini-Santos - 2011 - Vivarium 49 (1-3):184-213.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads62 ( #84,483 of 2,168,922 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #127,283 of 2,168,922 )
How can I increase my downloads?