[FOM] A question about dialetheism and sorites

charles silver silver_1 at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 16 09:52:28 EST 2002

Charlie Volkstorf writes:
>  The difference is, if "This is false." had a truth
> value (i.e., its program halted), then we would have an inconsistency, and
> English would be inconsistent....

    English _can't_ be inconsistent because it's only a language, not a
formal deductive system.   I think this mistake lies at the bottom of the
urgency many feel to resolve the so-called "Liar's Paradox."

Charlie Silver

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