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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Authors: Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy
Title: The Liar: An essay in truth and circularity
Additional book information Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1987, xii + 185 pp., $19.95. ISBN 0-19-505072-x.


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  • 2. Jon Barwise, Three views of common knowledge, Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning about Knowledge (Pacific Grove, CA, 1988) Morgan Kaufmann, Los Altos, CA, 1988, pp. 365–379. MR 1011097
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  • 8. G. Lakoff, Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories tell us about the mind, Univ. of Chicago, 1987.
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Review Information

Reviewer: Lawrence S. Moss
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 20 (1989), 216-225
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1989-15770-4
PII: S 0273-0979(1989)15770-4