Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Sylvan's Box: A Short Story and Ten Morals

Graham Priest

Abstract

The paper contains a short story which is inconsistent, essentially so, but perfectly intelligible. The existence of such a story is used to establish various views about truth in fiction and impossible worlds.

Article information

Source
Notre Dame J. Formal Logic Volume 38, Number 4 (1997), 573-582.

Dates
First available: 10 December 2002

Permanent link to this document
http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1039540770

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1648853

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1039540770

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0926.03003

Subjects
Primary: 03B53: Paraconsistent logics
Secondary: 03A05: Philosophical and critical {For philosophy of mathematics, see also 00A30}

Citation

Priest, Graham. Sylvan's Box: A Short Story and Ten Morals. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 38 (1997), no. 4, 573--582. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1039540770. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1039540770.


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