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This sentence is false an introduction to philosophical paradoxes by Peter Cave

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Published by Continuum in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Paradox,
  • Logic,
  • Reasoning,
  • Critical thinking

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Cave.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBC199.P2 C39 2009
The Physical Object
FormatSoftcover
Paginationix, 219p. cm.
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23149901M
ISBN 109781847062192, 9781847062208
LC Control Number2008054316

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I have seen the following terse reasoning about why the assertion "this sentence is false" is not a proposition: If it is true, then it is false, and if it is false, then it is true. Does this mean that assigning it a truth value leads to it being both true and false, or that assigning it a .   Read the sentences and then answer the question that follows. The following sentence is false. The preceding sentence is true. Are these sentences true or false? If you get the correct answer, share it with your friends on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social networking sites.   “This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The. It is difficult to say exactly what the "opposite" of a paradox might be given your definition, because quite obviously all sentences are true if they are true and false if they are false! Perhaps a way to think of your paradox sentences is as sentences that can receive no consistent semantic value, where their opposite would be a sentence that could receive any semantic value consistently (or.

This book offers a lively and accessible introduction to philosophical paradoxes - ideal for anyone coming to this fascinating subject for the first time. Put your neurons through their paces with this lively and engaging introduction to paradoxes. From 'Buridan's Ass' and the 'Surprise Examination' to 'The Liar' and 'Sleeping Beauty', 'This Sentence is False' introduces all the key. The Liar Sentence is grammatical and meaningful, but has no truth value. The Liar Sentence is grammatical, meaningful and has truth value, but one other step in the Paradox is faulty. The argument of the Paradox is acceptable, and we need to learn how to live with it being both true and false. This Sentence is False by Peter Cave, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.   Let S be the sentence “Sentence B is false or sentence C is true”, where B is some sentence and C is the sentence “Santa Claus exists”. We make a table that systematically shows, for each possible combination of truth-values of B and C, what the truth value for “ B is false .