On t and u, and what they can do

February 2010

“On t and u, and what they can do” Analysis 70:4 (2010) 673–676.

This paper shows that once we have propositional constants t (the conjunction of all truths) and u (the disjunction of all untruths), paradox ensues, provided you have a conditional in the language strong enough to give you modus ponens. This is an issue for views like those of Jc Beall, Ross Brady, Hartry Field and Graham Priest.

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