Quasi-Truth, Supervaluations and Free Logic

Newton C.A. Da Costa, Otavio Bueno

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Abstract

The partial structures approach has two major components: a broad notion of structure (partial structure) and a weak notion of truth (quasi-truth). In this paper, we discuss the relationship between this approach and free logic. We also compare the model-theoretic analysis supplied by partial structures with the method of supervaluations, which was initially introduced as a technique to provide a semantic analysis of free logic. We then combine the three formal frameworks (partial structures, free logic and supervaluations), and apply the resulting approach to accommodate semantic paradoxes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-226
Number of pages12
JournalHistory and Philosophy of Logic
Volume20
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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