The Liar, the Strengthened Liar, and Bivalence

Research paper by Adam Rieger

Indexed on: 01 Mar '01Published on: 01 Mar '01Published in: Erkenntnis


A view often expressed is that to classify the liar sentence as neither true nor false is satisfactory for the simple liar but not for the strengthened liar. I argue that in fact it is equally unsatisfactory for both liars. I go on to discuss whether, nevertheless, Kripke's theory of truth represents an advance on that of Tarski.