Truth Without Paradox

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Philosophy - 195 pages
In Truth Without Paradox, David Johnson purports to solve several of the traditional problems of metaphysics, pertaining to truth, logic, similitude, morality, and God. In the first chapter, he argues (in three independent ways) against the general acceptability of the schema 'if p then it is true that p', claiming thereby to resolve the paradoxes of the liar and of the sorites. In the second chapter, he clarifies what was (and what was not) settled by Quine about "truth by convention." In the third chapter, he attempts to shed light on the obscure notion of "sameness," or "uniformity," especially in its application to inductive extrapolation and to the grue paradox. In the fourth chapter, he purports to solve the "Is/Ought" problem of moral philosophy. The fifth and final chapter, which will be of interest to philosophers of religion, contains what the author calls an historical proof of the existence of God, based on (among other things) a resolution of the lottery paradox.
 

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Contents

ON THE METAPHYSICS OF TRUTH ANIMADVERSIONS ON A SAYING OF ARISTOTLES
1
ON THE METAPHYSICS OF LOGIC CONVENTIONALISM ABOUT LOGICAL TRUTH
45
ON THE METAPHYSICS OF SIMILITUDE INDUCTION AND MODALITY
75
ON THE METAPHYSICS OF MORALITY THERE IS NOTHING HID FROM THE HEAT THEREOF
105
ON THE METAPHYSICS OF ETERNAL TRUTH RERUM NATURA LACRIMAE RERUM
117
INDEX
191
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
195
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About the author (2004)

David Johnson is associate professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University in New York.

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