Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Reply to Robert Koons

Nuel Belnap and Anil Gupta


Professor Robert Koons provides a welcome guide to our book The Revision Theory of Truth, and he puts forward objections that deserve serious consideration. In this note we shall respond to his principal objection. This objection calls into question our main thesis. As we argue, however, the objection is not successful. We should forewarn the reader that this note is not self-contained. It presupposes familiarity with The Revision Theory of Truth (primarily, Chapter 4) and with the review.

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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic Volume 35, Number 4 (1994), 632-636.

First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2002

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Primary: 03B45: Modal logic (including the logic of norms) {For knowledge and belief, see 03B42; for temporal logic, see 03B44; for provability logic, see also 03F45}
Secondary: 03B25: Decidability of theories and sets of sentences [See also 11U05, 12L05, 20F10]


Gupta, Anil; Belnap, Nuel. Reply to Robert Koons. Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 35 (1994), no. 4, 632--636. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1040408617.

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  • [1] Gupta, A., ``A critique of deflationism," Philosophical Topics, vol. 21 (1993), pp. 57--81.
  • [2] Gupta, A., and N. Belnap, The Revision Theory of Truth, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1993.
  • [3] Koons, R., Book Review, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 35 (1994), pp. 606--631.