Truth, signification and paradox

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Thomas Bradwardine's solution to the semantic paradoxes, presented in his Insolubilia written in Oxford in the early 1320s, turns on two main principles: that a proposition is true only if things are wholly as it signifies; and that signification is closed under consequence. After exploring the background in Walter Burley's account of the signification of propositions, I consider the extent to which Bradwardine's theory is compatible with the compositional principles of the distribution of truth over conjunction, disjunction, negation and the conditional.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnifying the Philosophy of Truth
EditorsDora Achourioti, Henri Galinon, Jose Martinez Fernandez, Kentaro Fujimoto
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-017-9673-6
ISBN (Print)978-94-017-9672-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameLogic, Epistemology and the Unity of Science
ISSN (Print)2214-9775


  • Truth
  • Meaning
  • Paradox
  • Sophism
  • Bivalence
  • Closure principles
  • Conjunction
  • Disjunction
  • Negation
  • Conditional
  • Compositionality
  • Distributivity
  • Bradwardine
  • Burley
  • Geulincx
  • Ricardus Sophista


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