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Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This book offers a distinctive approach to the core problems of philosophy. It presents a broad and unified deflationism that encompasses language, thought, facts, knowledge, and the relations ... More


Truth as One and Many

Michael P. Lynch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

What is truth? This book defends a new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent ... More


Theories of Truth

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter surveys standard theories of truth, and argues that they are all compatible with dialetheism.


THE CRITIC OF NATURE AND GENIUS

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The vital role of ‘concept’ as our chief means for expressing an evaluation of our present capacities for semantic diagnosis and control is reviewed, leading to chastened expectations that lie ... More


Can we do Without Semantic Facts?

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores Kripke's sceptical solution. Supposing that the sceptical argument is sound, what prospect is there for a sceptical solution, in other words one that embraces the conclusion ... More


How Far Can a Mādhyamika Buddhist Reform Conventional Truth? Dismal Relativism, Fictionalism, Easy-Easy Truth, and the Alternatives

Tom Tillemans

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mādhyamikas of Candrakīrti’s school often say they accept as conventionally true all and only what the world accepts to be true. The rationale they invoke is that since all things are empty of ... More


Truth

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a concise introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. Combining philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the view known as ... More


What is Truth?

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins by describing a traditional conception of truth whereby (a) it's a profound property; (b) we want our beliefs to possess it; and (c) a good theory of its underlying nature will ... More


Varieties of Deflationism

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The deflationary outlook comprises four interlocking ideas about the truth predicate: one at the level of pragmatics, concerning its function; another at the level of semantics, concerning the way in ... More


Kripke's Paradox of Meaning

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Which underlying (non-semantic) features of a predicate-type are responsible for its distinctive meaning? This chapter focuses on Kripke's skeptical argument that no sort of finite activity on our ... More


Epistemic Expressivism: Nontraditional Views

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218837
eISBN:
9780191711749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter engages with the second version of epistemic expressivism, the so-called non-traditional epistemic expressivism. This view is distinguished from traditional expressivism inasmuch as it ... More


Truth, Deflationism, and the T-schema

Gary Kemp

in Quine versus Davidson: Truth, Reference, and Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695621
eISBN:
9780191738524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695621.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some theorists postulate that a Davidsonian theory of meaning is relatively unsubstantive, as it can make do with deflationism as regards truth. This chapter largely aims to discredit this idea. The ... More


The Semantic Foundations of Metaphysics

Huw Price

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Certain assumptions about language, naturally cast in semantic terms, are crucial to Jackson's conception of the task of philosophy in the cases he calls location problems. These assumptions underpin ... More


Ontological Reductionism

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The concepts of the previous chapter are applied to projectivism. The metaphysical content of projective sentences is given by the presence of internal attitudes but this content is no part of the ... More


Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising: and other philosophical essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199548057
eISBN:
9780191594953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter suggests a surprising parallelism between deflationism in the theory of truth and an approach to the predicates and propositions with which we express moral and aesthetic evaluations.


Insolubility?

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the more purely philosophical aspect of the question of the paradoxes of truth. It first considers a particular paradoxical derivation that uses the equivalence principle not in ... More


Truth Rehabilitated

Donald Davidson

in Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay examines the scepticism about the concept of truth in the past century. It argues that although correspondence, coherence, pragmatic, and epistemic theories of truth are all failures, this ... More


Introduction

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book examines recent philosophical inquiries into what it is for a thing to be true. Probably the best-known saying about truth by a philosopher is Aristotle's assertion: “To say of what is that ... More


Deflationism

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the debate over deflationism versus inflationism regarding the question “What do the different truths about different topics all have in common, to make them all truths?” ... More


Realism

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines realist views about truth. Traditional realists would insist, against traditional idealists and pragmatists, that whether the proposition that snow is white is true depends on ... More


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