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The Yablo Paradox: An Essay on Circularity

Roy T Cook

Abstract

This book examines the Yablo paradox—a paradoxical, infinite sequence of sentences, each of which entails the falsity of all others later than it in the sequence—with special attention paid to the idea that this paradox provides us with an example of a semantic paradox that involves no circularity. The three main chapters of the book focus, respectively, on three questions that can be (and have been) asked about the Yablo construction. First, the Characterization Problem: What patterns of sentential reference (circular or not) generate semantic paradoxes? Addressing this problem requires an in ... More

Keywords: Yablo paradox, paradox, graph theory, circularity, infinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669608
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669608.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy T Cook, author
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities