Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork
Vittorio Bufacchi is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at University College Cork, Ireland. He has a BA from Sussex University, and a MA and PhD from the London School of Economics. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the US at Yale University, Dartmouth College, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and in Italy at LUISS University in Rome.
He has published six books, including most recently 'Violence and Social Justice' (Palgrave) and 'Social Injustice' (Palgrave). He is currently working on a book on human rights, and another one on the politics and philosophy of Cicero.
Apart from his academic work, his work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, and the Business Post.
If I wrote The first sentence in this article is a lie, is this sentence true, or is it a lie? And, if a liar declares I am lying, is the liar telling the truth? In philosophy and logic this is known as the Liars Paradox:...