Can Kripke's Theory of Truth Avoid the Revenge Problem?

크립케의 진리론은 복수의 문제를피할 수 있는가?

  • 송하석 (아주대학교 기초교육대학)
  • Received : 2013.07.24
  • Accepted : 2013.09.16
  • Published : 2013.10.30


This paper deals with the question whether the para-completeness theory of Kripkian style can avoid the revenge problem. According to the para-completeness theory, there are some sentences that are neither true nor false. And the liar sentence is the exemplar of such sentences. But the para-completeness theory has been criticised to give rise to the revenge problem, since Kripke suggested his theory. Maudlin argues that he can construct the para-completeness theory which avoids the problem by appealing to his foundationalist semantics. The aim of this paper shows that the para-completeness theory, including Maudlin's, cannot avoid the problem. Furthermore, it is argued that Maudlin's view is ad hoc suggestion just to avoid the problem.