Alethic undecidability and alethic indeterminacy

Synthese 199 (1-2):2563-2574 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The recent, short debate over the alethic undecidability of a Liar Sentence between Stephen Barker and Mark Jago is revisited. It is argued that Jago’s objections succeed in refuting Barker’s alethic undecidability solution to the Liar Paradox, but that, nevertheless, this approach may be revived as the alethic indeterminacy solution to the Liar Paradox. According to the alethic indeterminacy solution, there is genuine metaphysical indeterminacy as to whether a Liar Sentence bears an alethic property, whether truth or falsity. While the alethic indeterminacy solution is presented here, and some revenge cases are considered and addressed, the primary aim of this paper is to revive and defend this underexplored and auspicious approach to solving the Liar Paradox.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,745

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

Alethic vengeance.Kevin Scharp - 2007 - In J. C. Beall (ed.), The Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press UK.
Pluralism and Paradox.Aaron J. Cotnoir - 2012 - In Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen & Cory Wright (eds.), Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. pp. 339.
Nothing Is True.Will Gamester - 2023 - Journal of Philosophy 120 (6):314-338.
Truth-Making and the Alethic Undecidability of the Liar.Stephen Barker - 2012 - Discusiones Filosóficas 13 (21):13-31.
Against the Modal Argument.Christopher S. Gifford - 2013 - Erkenntnis 78 (3):627-646.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-11-05

Downloads
39 (#115,291)

6 months
12 (#1,086,452)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Jay Newhard
East Carolina University

References found in this work

Theory of knowledge.Roderick M. Chisholm - 1966 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,: Prentice-Hall.
Replacing Truth.Kevin Scharp - 2013 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press UK.
Understanding Truth.Scott Soames - 1998 - Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press USA.
Spandrels of truth.J. C. Beall - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
A Theory of Metaphysical Indeterminacy.Elizabeth Barnes & J. Robert G. Williams - 2011 - In Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6. Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press. pp. 103-148.

View all 33 references / Add more references