Journal article

MODAL MODELS FOR BRADWARDINE'S THEORY OF TRUTH

Greg Restall

REVIEW OF SYMBOLIC LOGIC | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Stephen Read (2002, 2006) has recently discussed Bradwardine's theory of truth and defended it as an appropriate way to treat paradoxes such as the liar. In this paper, I discuss Read's formalisation of Bradwardine's theory of truth and provide a class of models for this theory. The models facilitate comparison of Bradwardine's theory with contemporary theories of truth.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks to Allen Hazen and to audiences at the University of Melbourne and at the Mathematical Methods in Philosophy Conference in Banff for discussion. I am most grateful to Stephen Read for sustained correspondence on these issues. Thanks too to an anonymous referee for helpful comments that improved the presentation of these results. This research is supported by the Australian Research Council, through grant DP0343388 and Cat Empire, through their album Two Shoes.