Author: Madhumita ChattopadhyayPublisher: Allied PublishersYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 165ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170237750
What to do with the Liar? Traces the history of self-reference from the early Greek period to the present. Comparisons are made between the Western and Indian versions of the paradox. The author works out a solution of the problem from the perspective of Indian Philosophy.The book which addresses the advanced level students of philosophy is written in a lucid style.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTAUTHOR’S INTRODUCTORY APOLOGIACHAPTER I: STATEMENT OF THE PARADOXMeaning of LIARNature of Paradox in General Varieties of ParadoxesClassical Formulation of the LiarOther forms of the LiarOther Analogues ParadoxesLogical and Semantical ParadoxesCHAPTER II: HISTORY OF THE LIARAncient PeriodMediaeval PeriodCHAPTER III: MODERN APPROACHES TO THE LIARLevel Hierarchy as a SolutionAlternation of Logic as a Possible SolutionApproaches via Recasting Attitudinal FramesCHAPTER IV: A SOLUTION PROPOSEDCHAPTER V: INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE LIARNagarjuna’s ApproachThe Nyaya ViewThe Advaita Vedanta ViewBhartrhari’s ApproachConcluding RemarksBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX