[FOM] A question about dialetheism and sorites
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."
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