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A Paradox of Signification

Lecture by Stephen Read (St Andrews), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

Ian Rumfitt has recently drawn our attention to a couple of paradoxes of signification, claiming that although Thomas Bradwardine's ''multiple-meanings'' account of truth and signification can solve the first of them, it cannot solve the second.

Bradwardine's solution appears to turn on a clear distinction between the principal and the consequential signification of an utterance. It is shown that this distinction dissolves on further examination, and the problematic paradox with it.

When & where?

1 October 2014, 3.15-5 pm
Faculty of Philosophy, Room Omega

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