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Studia Neoaristotelica

Volume 12, Issue 1, 2015

A Journal of Analytic Scholasticism

Miroslav Hanke
Pages 57-94
DOI: 10.5840/studneoar20151212

Analysis of Self-Reference in Martin Le Maistre’s Tractatus Consequentiarum

Martin Le Maistre’s Tractatus consequentiarum presents an analysis of self-reference based upon the principle that sentential meaning is closed under entailment. A semantics based on such principle off ers a conservative treatment of self-referential sentences compatible with the principle of bivalence and classical rules of inference. Le Maistre’s crucial arguments are formally reconstructed in the framework recently defended by Stephen Read and Catarina Dutilh Novaes as part of an analysis of Bradwardinian semantics.