Review of Symbolic Logic 13 (4):797-809 (2020)

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Chris Scambler
New York University
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In recent work Philip Welch has proven the existence of ‘ineffable liars’ for Hartry Field’s theory of truth. These are offered as liar-like sentences that escape classification in Field’s transfinite hierarchy of determinateness operators. In this article I present a slightly more general characterization of the ineffability phenomenon, and discuss its philosophical significance. I show the ineffable sentences to be less ‘liar-like’ than they appear in Welch’s presentation. I also point to some open technical problems whose resolution would greatly clarify the philosophical issues raised by the ineffability phenomenon.
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Some Observations on Truth Hierarchies: A Correction.Philip D. Welch - 2020 - Review of Symbolic Logic 13 (4):857-860.

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