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Computational Logic SeminarTuesday, May 13, 20142:00 pmGraduate Center, rm. 3209

Graham Priest

What ‘If’?

CUNY Graduate Center, Ph.D. Program in Philosophy

Solutions to the paradoxes of semantic self-reference which endorse the unrestricted T-schema (and cognate principles) normally assume that the conditional involved in the schema is a detachable one (i.e., one that satisfies modus ponens). In a paraconsistent setting, there is another possibility: to take it to be the material conditional. In this talk, I will discuss some of the ramifications of this possibility.