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Forms of Correspondence: The Intricate Route from Thought to Reality

Gila Sher

in Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195387469
eISBN:
9780199332427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387469.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The chapter delineates a new approach to truth that falls under the category of ’pluralism within the bounds of correspondence’ and illustrates it with respect to mathematical truth. Mathematical ... More


The Synthetic Unity of Truth

Robert Barnard and Terence Horgan

in Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195387469
eISBN:
9780199332427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387469.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter articulates a version of correspondence theory that holds that truth is always correspondence. Separating questions about the nature of truth from questions about the correct ontology ... More


Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Terence E. Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book describes and defends an ontological-cum-semantic position, asserting that the right ontology is minimal or austere, in that it excludes numerous common-sense posits, and that statements ... More


Austere Realism: Overcoming Simple Realism’s Problems

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter continues with the synthesis stage in the dialectic of reflective common sense as started in the previous chapter. It sets forth the theses of austere realism in a way that draws ... More


Objections to Austere Realism

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter expands on the defense of austere realism by addressing the three challenges most likely to be raised against it. The first challenge relates to austere realism's support of austere ... More


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