What to do with the Liar?

What to do with the Liar?

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Author: Madhumita Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Allied Publishers
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 165
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170237750

Description

What to do with the Liar? Traces the history of self-reference from the early Greek period to the present. Comparisons are made between the Western and Indian versions of the paradox. The author works out a solution of the problem from the perspective of Indian Philosophy.

The book which addresses the advanced level students of philosophy is written in a lucid style.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTORY APOLOGIA

CHAPTER I: STATEMENT OF THE PARADOX

Meaning of LIAR
Nature of Paradox in General Varieties of Paradoxes
Classical Formulation of the Liar
Other forms of the Liar
Other Analogues Paradoxes
Logical and Semantical Paradoxes

CHAPTER II: HISTORY OF THE LIAR

Ancient Period
Mediaeval Period

CHAPTER III: MODERN APPROACHES TO THE LIAR

Level Hierarchy as a Solution
Alternation of Logic as a Possible Solution
Approaches via Recasting Attitudinal Frames

CHAPTER IV: A SOLUTION PROPOSED

CHAPTER V: INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE LIAR

Nagarjuna’s Approach
The Nyaya View
The Advaita Vedanta View
Bhartrhari’s Approach
Concluding Remarks

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX