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Logic Colloquium: Steven Dalglish (OSU)

Friday, November 15, 2019
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Humantities Institute, 4th Floor Homer Babbidge Library

Join us in the Logic Colloquium:

Steven Dalglish (OSU)

"How to Deal with Semantic Paradox (Hint: Accept Defeat)"

Abstract:

I contend that semantic paradox shows we should regard the rules of inference for semantic notions as defeasible. Truth is a prominent semantic notion for which semantic paradox poses a problem, and so a first step in solving semantic paradox is handling a semantic notion of truth. This talk investigates how defeasible rules of inference for a semantic notion of truth can form the basis for a successful truth-conditional theory of meaning. I start by using Default Logic for representing the rules of inference for a truth predicate as defeasible, before adding preferences over rules and modifying the criteria for defeat.

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