The Liar Paradox: A Case of Mistaken Truth Attribution

J. Doomen*

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Abstract

A semantic solution to the liar paradox (“This statement is not true”) is presented in this article. Since the liar paradox seems to evince a contradiction, the principle of non-contradiction is preliminarily discussed, in order to determine whether dismissing this principle may be reason enough to stop considering the liar paradox a problem. No conclusive outcome with respect to the value of this principle is aspired to here, so that the inquiry is not concluded at this point and the option to explore an alternative, semantic, solution remains open. This proposed solution is focused on what the liar paradox expresses and what it fails to express.
Original languageEnglish
Article number22
Number of pages11
JournalGlobal Philosophy
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2023

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