Rosy with Sider? The Case of the Metaphysical Liar

Journal of Philosophical Logic 47 (5):787-801 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


An important trend in contemporary metaphysics denies that the structure of natural language is an important datum for investigating fundamental structure. Ted Sider proceeds on this basis to propose a metaphysical semantics for natural language. Within this framework he argues that natural language and a fundamental, ‘jointcarving’, language could be subject to distinct logics. Developing an argument of Hartry Field’s, I show that Sider’s preferred option of fundamental classicality combined with non-fundamental non-classicality trivialises within the framework of Siderian metaphysical semantics. The position can be saved only by revising key claims about truth and metaphysical semantics. This has serious implications for methdology in the metaphysics of logic.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,271

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Sider on the Epistemology of Structure.Jared Warren - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (9):2417-2435.
Metaphysically indeterminate existence.Elizabeth Barnes - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 166 (3):495-510.
Vagueness, Logic and Truth.Mary Elizabeth Cohen - 1987 - Dissertation, The Ohio State University
Lexical Flexibility, Natural Language, and Ontology.Christopher A. Vogel - 2016 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):1-44.
Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vague Existence.Richard Woodward - 2011 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 6:183-197.
The Liar Paradox.James Werner Scow - 1991 - Dissertation, Columbia University
Modal Humeanism and Arguments from Possibility.Margot Strohminger - 2013 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113 (3pt3):391-401.
Revenge of the liar: new essays on the paradox.J. C. Beall (ed.) - 2007 - New York: Oxford University Press.
The Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox.J. C. Beall (ed.) - 2007 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press UK.
Information, Representation, Biology.Mark H. Bickhard - 2017 - Biosemiotics 10 (2):179-193.


Added to PP

59 (#263,790)

6 months
10 (#235,055)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Simon Hewitt
University of Leeds

Citations of this work

Add more citations

References found in this work

Writing the Book of the World.Theodore Sider - 2011 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
Introduction to metamathematics.Stephen Cole Kleene - 1952 - Groningen: P. Noordhoff N.V..
Truth and Objectivity.Crispin Wright - 1992 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Truth.Paul Horwich - 1990 - Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press. Edited by Frank Jackson & Michael Smith.

View all 16 references / Add more references