WHAT PRIEST (AMONGST MANY OTHERS) HAS BEEN MISSING
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
Affiliations: University of Western Australia35 Stirling Highway, Crawley,WA 6009, Australia., Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: June 1, 2010