„Paradoks kłamcy" w perspektywie hermeneutycznej
"The liar's paradox" from a hermeneutical prospect

Author(s): Bogna Choińska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Theory of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: "the liar's paradox"; hermenautics;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of my article is to present "the liar's paradox" from a non empirical perspective of the language. The paradox may be as though "resolved" (but in just another way then it is done within the semantics view by Tarski), among other things, thanks to Lacan's psychoanalysis. Namely "the liar's paradox" which is connected with a division between a statement and an enunciation is treated by Lacan as accompanying a subject during his (her) process of gaining a certainty about himself (herself) and about the world and as impossible to overcome in a traditional way. The problem of "liar's paradox" may be merely suppressed. An attempt of suppressing of a nonsense took place, according to Lacan and Foucault, within the area of "Meditations" by Descartes and maybe more in their modern interpretations. The non empirical proposition of an elimination "the liar's paradox" consists in an acceptance of the madness (as defined by Foucault) and at the same time in staying in a surface of some texts. This strategy does not allow to divide talking in two: the language and the meta-language. Moreover I try to discuss with Żiżek concept concerning with an incomprehension this problem (mainly the usage of the meta-language) by Derrida.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 155-164
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish