The innocence of truth in semantic paradox

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Eric Guindon
Brown University
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According to some philosophers, the Liar paradox arises because of a mistaken theory of truth. Its lesson is that we must reject some instances of the naive propositional truth-schema ⌜It is true that φ if and only if φ⌝. In this paper, I construct a novel semantic paradox in which no principle even analogous to the truth-schema plays any role. I argue that this undermines the claim that we ought to respond to the Liar by revising our theory of truth.
Keywords Truth  Semantic paradox  Liar paradox  Alethic revisionism  Logical revisionism  Higher-order quantification
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-018-0094-5
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