Fibonacci, Yablo, and the cassationist approach to paradox

Mind 115 (460):867-890 (2006)
Abstract
A syntactically correct number-specification may fail to specify any number due to underspecification. For similar reasons, although each sentence in the Yablo sequence is syntactically perfect, none yields a statement with any truth-value. As is true of all members of the Liar family, the sentences in the Yablo sequence are so constructed that the specification of their truth-conditions is vacuous; the Yablo sentences fail to yield statements. The ‘revenge’ problem is easily defused. The solution to the semantical paradoxes offered here revives the mediaeval cassatio approach, one that largely disappeared due to its incomprehending rejection by influential contemporary writers such as William Shyreswood and Thomas Bradwardine. The diagnosis readily extends to the set-theoretic paradoxes
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/mind/fzl867
Options
 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
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 26,685
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
I—Truth and Meaning.Ian Rumfitt - 2014 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 88 (1):21-55.
A Consistent Way with Paradox.Laurence Goldstein - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (3):377 - 389.
II—Gary Kemp: Hyperintensional Truth Conditions.Gary Kemp - 2014 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 88 (1):57-68.
Chrysippus Confronts the Liar: The Case for Stoic Cassationism.Michael Papazian - 2012 - History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (3):197-214.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Variations on a Theme by Yablo.Hartry Field - 2005 - In J. C. Beall & Bradley Armour-Garb (eds.), Deflationism and Paradox. Clarendon Press.
A FailedCassatio? A Note on Valor and Martínez on Goldstein.Laureano Luna - 2010 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (3pt3):383-386.
A Failed Cassatio? A Note on Valor and Martinez on Goldstein. Laureano - 2010 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (3pt3):383-386.
Yablo's Paradox and Ω-Inconsistency.Jeffrey Ketland - 2005 - Synthese 145 (3):295-302.
Yablo's Paradox and Referring to Infinite Objects.O. Bueno & M. Colyvan - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (3):402 – 412.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

55 ( #94,073 of 2,158,312 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #194,528 of 2,158,312 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums