Nonclassical theories of truth

Jc Beall, David Ripley

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This chapter gives a brief overview of theories of truth based on non-classical logics. It sticks to the most central motivation for such theories—the liar paradox—and focuses on a range of responses that have been made to this paradox. The chapter presents the paradox, and shows how it leads to trouble for classical logic. Then the chapter proceeds to lay out four families of response, which we call “paracomplete,” “paraconsistent,” “nontransitive,” and “noncontractive.” For each kind of theory, the chapter goes on to show how it can block paradoxical derivations, and gives references to sources that develop it.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Truth
EditorsMichael Glanzberg
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780199557929
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • paradox
  • paraconsistent
  • paracomplete
  • substructural
  • contraction
  • cut
  • transitivity
  • transparency
  • capture
  • release

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