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All Liar, No Paradox

A statement asserts that a statement is a statement that is false.

The statement violates an axiom of logic, so it doesn’t really matter whether the ostensible statement the so-called liar, really is a statement or has a truth value.


Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 2

Re: Peirce List DiscussionEdwina Taborsky

My old avatar (Zero-Aster) does incline to laconic verses, but I hope to address a class of concrete applications that will serve to unpack their sense. 49 more words


Murder and Identification in Small-College-Town America

You have not heard of this Potsdam.

It’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up. This Postdam, the German one, is a little more famous, what with the Prussians and Kaisers and palaces. 954 more words


Undecided Major? Let's Talk Communication!

Going to college is a huge step to the next part of life. Why? Basically because you are about to pick a major or minor that could determine the rest of your life. 625 more words


Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 1

New discussions of the so-called “Liar Paradox” have broken out at several places on the web in recent weeks (1) (2) and these always bring to my mind at least a number of critical ways in which the Peircean paradigm of logic as semiotics differs from the fallback paradigm that bedevils the thinking of those who have yet to see by Peirce’s lights. 108 more words



What is entailed in using a rhetorical approach to make sense of rhetoric?

The definition of ‘rhetoric’, as defined by the course this essay is written under and as pointed out in the week five lecture slides, is ‘the art of persuasion, a skilled use of language, language designed to impress or persuade an audience’ (Dearman Rhetoric I 10).

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