On Pathological Truths

Review of Symbolic Logic 7 (4):601-617 (2014)
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Abstract

In Kripke’s classic paper on truth it is argued that by adding a new semantic category different from truth and falsity it is possible to have a language with its own truth predicate. A substantial problem with this approach is that it lacks the expressive resources to characterize those sentences which fall under the new category. The main goal of this paper is to offer a refinement of Kripke’s approach in which this difficulty does not arise. We tackle this characterization problem by letting certain sentences belong to more than one semantic category. We also consider the prospect of generalizing this framework to deal with languages containing vague predicates.

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Lucas Rosenblatt
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Damian Szmuc
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

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