Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 399–423 | Cite as

Alternative revision theories of truth

  • André Chapuis
Article

Abstract

The Revision Theory of Truth (Gupta/Belnap 93) has been challenged in A. M. Yaqūb's recent book The Liar Speaks the Truth. Yaqūb suggests some non-trivial changes in the original theory — changing the limit rule — to avoid certain artifacts. In this paper it is shown that the proposed changes are not sufficient, i.e., Yaqūb's system also produces artifacts. An alternative solution is proposed and the relation between it and Yaqūb's solution is explored.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Chapuis
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  1. 1.Philosophisches SeminarUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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