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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)"


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.

All welcome!


UConn Logic Group Colloquium (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy Department, UConn Master Calendar

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