The Liar


Author: David Ives
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822225119
Category: Drama
Page: 111
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"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks isLucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--P.[4] of cover.

Jacob the Liar


Author: Jurek Becker
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559703154
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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Cut off from all news of the war along with thousands of fellow prisoners, Jacob Heym accidentally overhears a radio broadcast that reveals the Red Army's advancement and is forced to tell a series of lies in order to explain his knowledge.

"Jakob der Lügner" und "Jakob the Liar"

Eine vergleichende Stilanalyse von DEFA- und Hollywood-Verfilmung
Author: Evi Goldbrunner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638050556
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 22
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg, 15 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: "Jakob der Lügner" ist nicht nur einzige DEFA-Film, der für den 'Oscar' in der Kategorie "Bester ausländischer Film" nominiert war, also für den bedeutendsten Filmpreis Hollywoods. Er ist auch der einzige Film in der 40-jährigen DEFA-Produktion, der jemals von Hollywood neuverfilmt wurde. So liegt ein Vergleich zwischen beiden Verfilmungen nahe, der auch die beiden Systeme berücksichtigt, innerhalb derer die Filme entstanden sind. Da sowohl die DEFA als auch Hollywood stilprägend für die Filmproduktion ihres Landes waren bzw. sind, versucht die vorliegende Arbeit eine vergleichende Stilanalyse von "Jakob der Lügner", dem Film von Frank Beyer (1974), und "Jakob the Liar", dem Remake von Peter Kassovitz (1998). Beginnend mit einer Gegenüberstellung der beiden Studiosysteme werden zunächst die äußeren Bedingungen der jeweiligen Produktionsweisen verglichen. Anhand der unterschiedlichen ideologischen Ausrichtung von DEFA und Hollywood werden anschließend die Wirkungsintentionen abgeleitet, die mit der Produktion von Filmen in beiden Systemen verbunden waren bzw. sind. Auf der morphologischen Ebene befasst sich diese Arbeit mit dem Genre beider "Jakob"-Verfilmungen sowie der Bedeutung von Genres im jeweiligen System. Im weiteren Verlauf sind die Narration, die Figurenzeichnung, die Musikgestaltung sowie die visuellen Gestaltungsmittel Gegenstand der vergleichenden Stilanalyse.

The Liar

An Essay on Truth and Circularity
Author: Jon Barwise,John Etchemendy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195059441
Category: History
Page: 194
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Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Treating truth as a property of propositions, not sentences, the authors model two distinct conceptions of propositions: one based on the standard notion used by Bertrand Russell, among others, and the other based on J.L. Austin's work on truth. Comparing these two accounts, the authors show that while the Russellian conception of the relation between sentences, propositions, and truth is crucially flawed in limiting cases, the Austinian perspective has fruitful applications to the analysis of semantic paradox. In the course of their study of a language admitting circular reference and containing its own truth predicate, Barwise and Etchemendy also develop a wide range of model-theoretic techniques--based on a new set-theoretic tool, Peter Aczel's theory of hypersets--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics.

The Liar


Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409007723
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The brilliant and outrageous debut novel from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. The Liar is a thrilling, sophisticated and laugh out loud hilarious novel from a brilliantly talented writer.

Universality and the Liar

An Essay on Truth and the Diagonal Argument
Author: Keith Simmons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521430692
Category: Philosophy
Page: 229
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This book is about one of the most baffling of all paradoxes--the famous Liar paradox. Suppose we say: "We are lying now." Then if we are lying, we are telling the truth; and if we are telling the truth we are lying. This paradox is more than an intriguing puzzle, since it involves the concept of truth. Thus any coherent theory of truth must deal with the Liar. Keith Simmons discusses the solutions proposed by medieval philosophers and offers his own solutions and in the process assesses other contemporary attempts to solve the paradox. Unlike such attempts, Simmons' "singularity" solution does not abandon classical semantics and does not appeal to the kind of hierarchical view found in Barwise's and Etchemendy's The Liar. Moreover, Simmons' solution resolves the vexing problem of semantic universality--the problem of whether there are semantic concepts beyond the expressive reach of a natural language such as English.

Revenge of the Liar

New Essays on the Paradox
Author: JC Beall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199233918
Category: Philosophy
Page: 374
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Fourteen new essays by some of the world's leading experts, together with an extensive introduction, examine the nature of the Liar paradox and its resistance to any attempt to solve it.

Reflections on the Liar


Author: Bradley Armour-Garb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190672277
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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In recent years there have been a number of books-both anthologies and monographs-that have focused on the Liar Paradox and, more generally, on the semantic paradoxes, either offering proposed treatments to those paradoxes or critically evaluating ones that occupy logical space. At the same time, there are a number of people who do great work in philosophy, who have various semantic, logical, metaphysical and/or epistemological commitments that suggest that they should say something about the Liar Paradox, yet who have said very little, if anything, about that paradox or about the extant projects involving it. The purpose of this volume is to afford those philosophers the opportunity to address what might be described as reflections on the Liar.

Logic, Language, and the Liar Paradox


Author: Martin Pleitz
Publisher: mentis Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3957438497
Category: Philosophy
Page: 600
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The Liar paradox arises when we consider a sentence that says of itself that it is not true. If such self-referential sentences exist – and examples like "This sentence is not true" certainly suggest this –, then our logic and standard notion of truth allow to infer a contradiction: The Liar sentence is true and not true. What has gone wrong? Must we revise our notion of truth and our logic? Or can we dispel the common conviction that there are such self-referential sentences? The present study explores the second path. After comparing the Liar reasoning in formal and informal logic and showing that there are no Gödelian Liar sentences, the study moves on from the semantics of self-reference to the metaphysics of expressions and proposes a novel solution to the Liar paradox: Meaningful expressions are distinct from their syntactic bases and exist only relative to contexts. Detailed semantico-metaphysical arguments show that in this dynamic setting, an object can be referred to only after it has started to exist. Hence the circular reference needed in the Liar paradox cannot occur, after all. As this solution is contextualist, it evades the expressibility problems of other proposals.

The Liar

A Farce, in Two Acts
Author: Samuel Foote
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 51
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The Liar's Revelation


Author: Karl Walsh
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059532827X
Category: Psychology
Page: 72
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This is the second work by Karl A. Walsh written to help those who have problems with lying. Learn how and why compulsive liars act and behave the way they do, experience events and scenarios from the perspective of a compulsive liar, and understand why they react as they do to certain situations. This work has been designed so readers can modify the methods and techniques within to their own situations, developing solutions that are right for them.

The Liar's Redemption


Author: Karl Walsh
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595299857
Category: Psychology
Page: 56
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This book is a developmental guide created to help those who have trouble lying overcome their mental illnesses. Why they lie, why they can't stop lying and why they wish they could. If you are a liar, or if you have a friend, or a family member who is one, there is hope. Now find out how to help. Offer what most of these people are looking for, a chance for redemption.

The Liar


Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349403775
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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When her husband Richard is killed in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But she soon learns a horrible truth - Richard was a conman and a cheat, and their life together was a lie. Returning home to Tennessee, Shelby discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the form of handsome carpenter Griffin Lott. But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town. And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard's shady business, Shelby realises she is still not safe from his lies...

Unity, Truth and the Liar

The Modern Relevance of Medieval Solutions to the Liar Paradox
Author: Shahid Rahman,Tero Tulenheimo,Emmanuel Genot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402084684
Category: Philosophy
Page: 338
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Andinmy haste, I said: “Allmenare Liars” 1 —Psalms 116:11 The Original Lie Philosophical analysis often reveals and seldom solves paradoxes. To quote Stephen Read: A paradox arises when an unacceptable conclusion is supported by a plausible argument from apparently acceptable premises. [...] So three di?erent reactions to the paradoxes are possible: to show that the r- soning is fallacious; or that the premises are not true after all; or that 2 the conclusion can in fact be accepted. There are sometimes elaborate ways to endorse a paradoxical conc- sion. One might be prepared to concede that indeed there are a number of grains that make a heap, but no possibility to know this number. However, some paradoxes are more threatening than others; showing the conclusiontobeacceptableisnotaseriousoption,iftheacceptanceleads to triviality. Among semantic paradoxes, the Liar (in any of its versions) 3 o?ers as its conclusion a bullet no one would be willing to bite. One of the most famous versions of the Liar Paradox was proposed by Epimenides, though its attribution to the Cretan poet and philosopher has only a relatively recent history. It seems indeed that Epimenides was mentioned neither in ancient nor in medieval treatments of the Liar 1 Jewish Publication Society translation. 2 Read [1].

The Liar's Ball

The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons
Author: Vicky Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421515
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York real estate Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealers of the real estate world, and Liar's Ball is the story of the gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harry makes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's famous GM building and put almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transaction that made him the poster child for New York's real estate royalty. Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, and blackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top—and set them up for an enormous fall. Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfully paints the often scandalous picture of the giants who owned the New York skyline until their empires came crumbling down in the 2008 financial crisis. Based on more than 200 interviews with real estate moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, and David Simon, Liar's Ball is the never-before-told story of the egomaniacal elites of New York City. Read about: The epic rise and fall of one of the richest American real estate barons Outlandish greed and cravings for power, attention, and love Relationships built and destroyed by vanity and gossip The bursting of the real estate bubble and its aftermath This is no fiction—this is a real life tale of extravagance, ambition, and power. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawed his way to the top with the help of his loyal followers, each grubbing for a piece of the real estate pie. Liar's Ball reveals their secrets and tells the tale of business as usual for this group—lying, backstabbing, and moving in for the kill when things look patchy. From the bestselling author of The Devil's Casino comes an expos??? on the real estate elite that you'll hardly believe.

Andy, The Liar


Author: B. M. Bower
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1609774396
Category: Fiction
Page: 18
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B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. This is one of her stories.

The Liar's Wife

Four Novellas
Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307908887
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The award-winning author at her storytelling best: four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America. In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title story, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in the Midwest. These narratives dazzle on the surface with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn, Mary Gordon reveals in her characters’ interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it’s hard to believe they fit into novella-size packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger experience of Gordon’s literary mastery and human sympathy. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Le Cid and The Liar


Author: Richard Wilbur
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547541295
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Richard Wilbur’s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille’s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and the limits of romantic love; The Liar is a farce, set in France and dealing with love, misperceptions, and downright falsifications, which ends, of course, happily ever after. These two plays, together in one volume, work in perfect tandem to showcase the breadth of Corneille’s abilities. Taking us back to the time he portrays as well as the time of his greatest success as a playwright, they remind us that the delights to be found on the French stage are truly ageless.

The Liar Speaks the Truth

A Defense of the Revision Theory of Truth
Author: Aladdin M. Yaqub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198024491
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
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In this book, Yaqūb describes a simple conception of truth and shows that it yields a semantical theory that accommodates the whole range of our seemingly conflicting intuitions about truth. This conception takes the Tarskian biconditionals (such as "The sentence 'Johannes loved Clara' is true if and only if Johannes loved Clara") as correctly and completely defining the notion of truth. The semantical theory, which is called the revision theory, that emerges from this conception paints a metaphysical picture of truth as a property whose applicability is given by a revision process rather than by a fixed extension. The main advantage of this revision process is its ability to explain why truth seems in many cases almost redundant, in others substantial, and yet in others paradoxical (as in the famous Liar). Yaqūb offers a comprehensive defense of the revision theory of truth by developing consistent and adequate formal semantics for languages in which all sorts of problematic sentences (Liar and company) can be constructed. Yaqūb concludes by introducing a logic of truth that further demonstrates the adequacy of the revision theory.

The Liar in Your Life

How Lies Work and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
Author: Robert Feldman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753521911
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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It's a fact: we all lie. And we lie a lot - two to three times in a ten-minute conversation is the average, as Robert S Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, shows in this groundbreaking book. From the 'white lies' of social niceties ('It's so nice to see you') to lies told with intent ('I promise to give you 20% of the total funds transferred to your vital bank account'), deception and dishonesty play a huge - and crucial - role in our society at every level, from the school yard ('I didn't do it!') to the halls of government ('Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction in 45 minutes'). Feldman draws on numerous examples from real life as well as research into deception to reveal why. You'll discover the truth about lying - why we all do it, what it costs us, how children learn to lie, who it benefits, why we're so often ready to accept the lies we're told, and how it can both succeed in helping us and fail with catastrophic results. You'll also learn to recognise the lies you yourself tell, and in doing so how you can embrace a more honest approach to life. It's an intriguing look at a major force in our lives - the everyday deception in which we all participate. Because anyone who says they always tell the truth is a liar.