Pattern and chaos: New images in the semantics of paradox

Noûs 25 (5):659-693 (1991)
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Abstract

Given certain standard assumptions-that particular sentences are meaningful, for example, and do genuinely self-attribute their own falsity-the paradoxes appear to show intriguing patterns of generally unstable semantic behavior. In what follows we want to concentrate on those patterns themselves: the pattern of the Liar, for example, which if assumed either true or false appears to oscillate endlessly between truth and falsehood.

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Patrick Grim
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Gary Mar
State University of New York, Stony Brook

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A note on the entscheidungsproblem.Alonzo Church - 1936 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 1 (1):40-41.

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