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Spandrels of Truth

Jc Beall


Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which ‘is true’ is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced for only practical (expressive) reasons. This device, when introduced into the language, brings about truth-theoretic paradoxes (particularly, the notorious Liar and Curry paradoxes). The options for dealing with the paradoxes while preserving the full transparency of ‘true’ are limited. This book presents and defends a modest, so-called dialetheic theory of transparent truth.

Keywords: is true, truth-theoretic paradoxes, Liar paradox, Curry paradox, dialetheic theory, transparent truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jc Beall, author
University of Connecticut
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