Comparing Substructural Theories of Truth

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Abstract

Substructural theories of truth are theories based on logics that do not include the full complement of usual structural rules. Existing substructural approaches fall into two main families: noncontractive approaches and nontransitive approaches. This paper provides a sketch of these families, and argues for two claims: first, that substructural theories are better-positioned than other theories to grapple with the truth-theoretic paradoxes, and second—more tentatively—that nontransitive approaches are in turn better-positioned than noncontractive approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-328
Number of pages30
JournalErgo
Volume2
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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