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Understanding Truth

Scott Soames

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Understanding Truth aims to illuminate the notion of truth, and the role it plays in our ordinary thought, as well as in our logical, philosophical, and scientific theories. Part 1 is ... More


Objections to the New Account

Jeffrey C. King

in The Nature and Structure of Content

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The previous chapter sketched an account of the relations that bind together the constituents of structured propositions. This chapter investigates some consequences of the resulting account of ... More


Semantic Structure and Logical Form

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter gives a general characterization of the notion of logical form in the light of the truth-theoretic, and then generalized fulfillment-theoretic, approach to natural language semantics. ... More


Truth, Consequence, and the Universality of Reason

Michael P. Lynch

in Truth as One and Many

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter continues elaborating and defending alethic functionalism. Particular attention is paid to how the functionalist can counter the problems of mixed inferences and mixed compounds that ... More


The Significance of Tarski's Theory of Truth

Scott Soames

in Understanding Truth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195123357
eISBN:
9780199872114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195123352.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Can Tarski's definition of truth be taken to be an analysis of truth – i.e., a method of defining formal truth predicates that are capable of playing the role of truth in all theoretical contexts in ... More


Propositions

Trenton Merricks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has two main goals. The first is to show that there are propositions. The second is to defend an account of their nature. While pursuing these goals, the text draws a variety of ... More


Logical Validity and Modal Validity

Trenton Merricks

in Propositions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 argued that the premises and conclusions of modally valid arguments are propositions (not sentences). This chapter argues that the premises and conclusions of logically valid arguments are ... More


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