WHAT PRIEST (AMONGST MANY OTHERS) HAS BEEN MISSING
Author: Slater, Hartley
Source: Ratio, Volume 23, Number 2, June 2010 , pp. 184-198(15)
Abstract:It is shown that there are categorical differences between sentences and statements, which have the consequence in particular that there are no paradoxical cases of self-reference with the latter as there are with the former. The point corrects an extensive train of thought that Graham Priest has pursued over recent years, but also a much wider tradition in logic and the foundations of mathematics that has been dominant for over a century. That tradition might be broadly characterized as Formalist, or Nominalist, and the improved understanding of statements leads us instead into a more Realist approach and thereby contentful logic and mathematics.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-06-01