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From a Deflationary Point of View

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251261
eISBN:
9780191602252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251266.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book features ten essays written by Paul Horwich in the 1980s and 1990s. They illustrate his deflationary perspective on the nature of truth, realism vs antirealism, the creation of meaning, ... More


Truth

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752233
eISBN:
9780191597732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a deflationary perspective called ‘minimalism’—a reaction against the traditional and widespread idea that the property of truth has some sort of underlying nature and that our ... More


The Space of Issues and Options

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents an overview of central issues that must be confronted in developing a decent account of meaning, with various positions that might be taken with respect to them, and with some ... More


The Pseudo-Problem of Error

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is widely held, following Kripke, that no theory of ‘meaning as dispositions of use’ could accommodate the relationship between meaning and truth, e.g., that if a word means DOG then it is true of ... More


Introduction

Mark Richard

in When Truth Gives Out

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the primary objective of this book, which is to show that while the truth is important, it is often the wrong dimension of evaluation for our ... More


Managing the Franc in Belgium and France: The Economic Consequences of Exchange‐Rate Policies, 1925–1936

Isabelle Cassiers

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

The central feature of this comparative analysis of the French and Belgian experience is the distinction between the international and domestic sectors of the two economies. The author shows that in ... More


The Metaphysics of Nonfactualism *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The usual characterizations of nonfactualism are unsatisfactory. The problem partly comes from focusing on nonfactualism's special semantics instead of on the antirealist metaphysics that must ... More


The Metaphysics of Truth *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The difference between deflationary and correspondence truth remains unclear largely because of insufficient attention to the distinction between the metaphysics of truth and the linguistics of the ... More


Two Deflationary Approaches to Fitch‐Style Reasoning

Christoph Kelp and Duncan Pritchard

in New Essays on the Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199285495
eISBN:
9780191713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285495.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter looks at one — perhaps the only — theoretical view to which, on the face of it, the knowability principle is of central importance. It then considers two deflationary responses to ... More


Realism and Truth

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251261
eISBN:
9780191602252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251266.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay argues that the problems of truth and realism are independent of one another. Impressions to the contrary stem from the fact that realist and anti-realist positions must be formulated with ... More


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