Goldstein, Laurence (2008) Doubting Thomas: from Bradwardine back to Anon. In: Rahman, Shahid and Tulenheimo, Tero and Genot, Emmanuel, eds. Unity, Truth and the Liar: The Modern Relevance of Medieval Solutions to the Liar Paradox. Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 65-85. ISBN 9781402084676.
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Thomas Bradwardine, an Archbishop of Canterbury and one of the great logicians of the fourteenth century devised a novel approach to the Liar paradox, the upshot of which is that someone uttering a Liar sentence fails to speak the truth. But does this mean that that person utters a falsity, as Bradwardine claims, or that the speaker fails to utter a falsity as well as failing to utter a truth? An author writing more than a century before Bradwardine thinks the latter, holding that the Liar utterance does not express a proposition. That view, which pretty much died out in the mediaeval period, is here revived, and is revealed to be superior to Bradwardine’s.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Laurence Goldstein|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2007 18:47|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2013 11:15|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1200 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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