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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 17, Issue 1, Enero 2002

Eduardo Alejandro Barrio
Pages 63-79

Verdad y Circularidad
El Problema de la Superveniencia Semantica

Belnap and Gupta have recently maintained that truth is a circular concept: its extension cannot be established without being previously hypothesized. This has led Yaqub to claim that the circular character in question cannot be made compatible with the thesis that semantic properties tlre supervenient ones. Belnap and Gupta have explicitly denied sitch a claim any plausibility. In this paper, I offir some new arguments in support of Yaqub 's position. Such arguments are based on an analysis of some aspects of Belnap and Gupta's theory that, as for as I know, had not been considered before.

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