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In Contradiction

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ISBN-10: 0199263302

ISBN-13: 9780199263301

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Graham Priest

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In Contradiction advocates and defends the view that there are true contradictions (dialetheism), a view that flies in the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle. The book has been at the centre of the controversies surrounding dialetheism ever since its first publication in 1987. This second edition of the book substantially expands upon the original in various ways, and also contains the author's reflections on developments over the last two decades. Further aspects of dialetheism are discussed in the companion volume, Doubt Truth to be a Liar, also published by Oxford University Press.
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List price: $61.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melobourne, and Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews

Acknowledgements of First Edition
Preface of First Edition
Preface of Second Edition
Introduction
Dialetheism
The Logical Paradoxes
Semantic Paradoxes
Logical Paradoxes
Semantical Paradoxes: The Tarski Conditions
Truth Value Gaps
In Defence of the T-scheme
The Demise of a Hierarchy
...or Two
Extended Semantic Paradoxes and Semantic Ascent
Appendix: Berry's Paradox
Set Theoretic Paradoxes
Set Theoretic Paradoxes
The Cumulative Hierarchy: Its Lack of Rationale
...and its Inadequacy in Category Theory
...and Logic
Semantics and Set Theory
Godel's Theorem
Godel's Theorem
Naive Proof
...and Dialetheism
Inconsistency v. Incompleteness
Appendix: Proof of Godel's Theorem
Dialetheic Logical Theory
Truth and Falsity
Preliminary Issues
The T-scheme
...and Meaning
But Truth is More than This
The Teleological Account of Truth
Assertion
Truth or Falsity: Truth Value Gaps
Truth and Falsity: Dialetheism
Untruth
Dialetheic Semantics for Extensional Connectives
Formal Languages: Abstraction
Extensional Sentential Connectives
Quantifiers and Identity
The Truth Predicate
Appendix: Proofs of Theorems
Entailment
Preliminary Issues
Curry Paradoxes
Entailment
The Omniscience of G
Non-Contraposible Implications
Relevant Logic
Quantification and Identity
Pragmatics
Pragmatics
Assertion: Content
Belief: Acceptance and Rejection
Rational Belief
Rational Change of Belief
Appendix: Probability Theory
The Disjunctive Syllogism and Quasi-Validity
The Disjunctive Syllogism
What it is Not
...and What it is
The Improbability of Inconsistency
The Classical Recapture
Appendix: Consequence
Applications
Semantic Closure and the Philosophy of Language
Applications of Dialetheism
A Semantically Closed Theory
Comments on the Construction
Truth and Meaning
Appendix: Proofs of Theorems
Set Theory and the Philosophy of Mathematics
Naive Set Theory
Substitutional Semantics
Analyticity and Paradoxicality
Mathematical Realism
...and Anti-Realism
Cardinality and Syntax
The Metaphysics of Change I: The Instant of Change
Contradictions in the World
The Instant of Change
Dialectical Tense Logic
The Leibniz Continuity Condition
The LCC and Contradiction
The Metaphysics of Change II: Motion
Change and Motion
The Orthodox Account of Motion
The Hegelean Account of Motion
...and its Consequences
Norms and the Philosophy of Law
Inconsistent Obligations
Legal Dialetheias
Deontic Semantics
Some Semantic Invalidities
Other Norms, Rules and Games
The Resolution of Dialetheias
Language Games
Conclusion
The Transconsistent
Material New to the Second Edition
The Metaphysics of Change III: Time
The Spread Hypothesis and the Hegelean Definition of Change
The Flow of Time
The Direction and Duration of Time
Some Variations and Extensions
Minimally Inconsistent LP
The Classical Recapture
Limiting the Models
Semantics for LP
Semantics for LPm
Properties of LPm
Reassurance: the Propositional Case
Reassurance: the First Order Case
Appendix Proofs of Lemmas
Inconsistent Arithmetic
Some History
Collapsed Models of Arithmetic
Consistent v. Inconsistent Arithmetics
Godel's Theorems
The Naive Notion of Proof
Shapiro's Criticisms
The Inconsistency of Peano Arithmetic
The Incredulous Stare
Appendix: The Structure of Inconsistent Models of Arithmetic
Paraconsistent Set Theory
Paraconsistent Set Theory: Background
The Material Strategy
The Relevant Strategy
The Model-Theoretic Strategy
Metatheory of Paraconsistent Logic
Technical Appendix
Autocommentary on the First Edition
Twenty Years On
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Comments on Some Critics
The Empire Strikes Back
Dialetheic Logic
The Extended Liar Paradox
Expressability
Motion
Contradictions in the World
Bibliography
Index