Self-Reference

Thomas Bolander, Vincent F. Hendricks, and Stig Andur Pedersen

Thomas Bolander, Vincent F. Hendricks, and Stig Andur Pedersen

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200 pages | 200 | 6 x 9
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9781575865164 Published November 2006
An anthology of previously unpublished essays from some of the most outstanding scholars working in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science today, Self-Reference reexamines the latest theories of self-reference, including those that attempt to explain and resolve the semantic and set-theoretic paradoxes. With a thorough introduction that contextualizes the subject for students, this book will be important reading for anyone interested in the general area of self-reference and philosophy.
Contents
1. Introduction
T. Bolander, V.F. Hendricks, and S.A. Pedersen
2. Fixed Point Constructions
Andrea Cantini
3. Bilattices are Nice Things
Melvin Fitting
4. Finite Circular Definitions
Anil Gupta
5. In Praise of the Free Lunch
Vann McGee
6. Theory and Application of Self-Reference
Don Perlis
7. The Paradoxes of Denotation
Graham Priest
8. Self-Reference in All Its Glory
Raymond M. Smullyan
9. Circularity and Paradox
Stephen Yablo
Index
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