Précis of Uncut

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Uncut is a book about two kinds of paradoxes: paradoxes involving truth and its relatives, like the liar paradox, and paradoxes involving vagueness. There are lots of ways to look at these paradoxes, and lots of puzzles generated by them, and Uncut ignores most of this variety to focus on a single issue. That issue: do our words mean what they seem to mean, and if so, how can this be? I claim that our words do mean what they seem to, and yet our language is not undermined by paradox. By developing a distinctive theory of meaning, I show how this can be.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-260
Number of pages26
JournalAnalisis Filosofico
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Meaning
  • Paradox
  • Truth
  • Vagueness
  • Validity

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