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Published: 06 April 1989

208 Pages | 13 diagrams

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195059441

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The Liar

An Essay on Truth and Circularity

Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy

Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Barwise and Etchemendy model and compare Russellian and Austinian conceptions of propositions, and develop a range of model-theoretic techniques--based on Aczel's work--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics.