Paradox and Reference

  • Michael Kremer


Since the publication of Kripke’s “Outline of a Theory of Truth” in 1975, we have seen a flood of work on the Liar paradox. However, only more recently have there been efforts to extend the results of these investigations to contexts in which structurally similar paradoxes arise. In this paper I aim to contribute to our understanding of paradox by showing how the techniques and ideas of Kripke can throw light on paradoxes associated with the idea of reference. I will presuppose familiarity with the basic ideas of Kripke, 1984; notation will be congruent with that in Kremer, 1988.


Function Symbol Atomic Formula Truth Predicate Valuation Scheme Liar Paradox 
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