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Although there is a massive amount of work on truth, there is very little work on falsity. Most philosophers probably think this is appropriate; after all, once we have a solid understanding of truth, falsity should not prove to be much of a challenge.1 However, there are several interesting and difficult issues associated with understanding falsity. The first is that there are several ways philosophers and logicians have defined falsity, and they are incompatible. Moreover, there are a number of unnoticed problems with even the most popular definitions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Waves in Truth
EditorsCory D. Wright, Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-29699-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-22998-3
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNew Waves in Philosophy


  • Logical Form
  • Mass Noun
  • Classical Language
  • Sentential Target
  • Error Theorist


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