Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy


Cohabiting with the Logical Paradoxes: A Negative Assessment and a Proposal [Special Issue]

Issue: Issue 16 • Author/s: Riccardo Bruni, Francesco Orilia
Topics: Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical logic, Philosophy of language, Theoretical philosophy

At the commonsensical level of the manifest image, we seem to take for granted logical laws of all sorts, including classical logic (CL) and naive principles of truth and predication (TP), which, however, generate logical paradoxes such as the liar, Russell’s paradox and Curry’s paradox. The formal logic of the scientific image comes to the rescue by proposing many competing formal systems that restore consistency, by sacrificing either principles of CL or principles of TP. We wish to explore a different path, which aims at saving both CL and TP,…