Philosophy at St Andrews

Seminars on Field’s Saving Truth from Paradox

Fri 21st November 2008 10:00 to 12:00

Edgecliffe room G03

Graham Priest


We will concentrate on parts III, IV and V of the book, where Field expounds his own solution to the paradoxes, and attacks a dialetheic solution.  Occasionally you may have to refer back to earlier material in the book, but generally the chapters are self-contained. The material, session by session, is as follows:

1. Friday 21 November: chs. 15-18
2. Friday 5 December: chs. 19-21
3. Friday 12 December: chs. 22-23
4. Friday 19 December: chs. 24-27

That’s about 40 pages a week. I know that that’s a lot, but you can skip over many of the details, such as proofs, as long as you have the main ideas.  I will lead off each seminar with some comments, and then we will move into a general discussion. Hope to see you there, Graham


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