Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hmm …

… Paradoxes logical and literary | OUPblog. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Now, at first glance we might think that this second, literary notion of paradoxicality has little to offer the logician – after all, it is a literary notion, not a logical on. But the opposite is in fact true. We can see this by considering the Literary Liar:
“This sentence is not a paradoxL
The Literary Liar is either uncontroversially true, and hence is neither kind of paradox, or it is a paradoxP (and henceforth neither true nor false), but not a paradoxL.
I don't get this. The sentence doesn't sound like a paradox to me, and admits as much.

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