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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


Horwich's World

Marian David (ed.)

in Truth and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199288878
eISBN:
9780191594304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter argues first that Horwich has failed to make the case that he isn't actually taking sides in the very debate that he rejects as meaningful. In particular, it takes Horwich to be ... 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


Initial Publication of the Essays

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:
10.1093/0199251266.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This section presents bibliographic information on the original versions of Paul Horwich’s 10 essays included in this volume. These include the original titles of the essays, the journals where they ... More


This Magic Moment: Horwich on the Boundaries of Vague Terms

Hartry Field

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the counter-intuitive aspects of the epistemic theory of vagueness run deeper than is sometimes appreciated, and that Horwich's variant of epistemicism does not help with ... More


Meaning

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238249
eISBN:
9780191597725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823824X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The aim of this work is to demystify linguistic meaning—to characterize the underlying nature of this phenomenon in such a way that its familiar attributes become intelligible. To that end, one must ... More


Pragmatic Encroachment and Epistemic Value

Pascal Engel

in Epistemic Value

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231188
eISBN:
9780191710827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231188.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Some philosophers, who defend ‘pragmatic encroachment’ and ‘subject-sensitive invariantism’, argue that changes in the importance of being right and significant increases of the costs of error in ... More


Implicit Definition and the a Priori

Bob Hale and Crispin Wright

in The Reason's Proper Study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236399
eISBN:
9780191597565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236395.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This paper discusses the idea, labelled as “the traditional connection” that implicit definitions aim to found a priori knowledge of logic and mathematics. In the first part, it discusses and rejects ... More


What Is 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:
10.1093/0195123352.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

An attempt is made to articulate a broad philosophical perspective on truth, incorporating important insights of Tarski and Kripke, without their artificial restrictions on the bearers of truth. ... More


Horwich on Meaning

Allan Gibbard

in Meaning and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646074
eISBN:
9780191741968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646074.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Paul Horwich’s naturalistic theory of meaning expounded here happily eschews an unexplained notion of truth conditions. Meanings he explains via synonymy and deflation, with synonymy treated ... More


Stipulation, Meaning, and Apriority

Paul Horwich

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paul Horwich attacks meaning‐based approaches to a priori justification and puts forward a view that explains apriority in terms of innateness and psychological indispensability. He concludes that ... More


About This Book

Leon Horsten

in The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015868
eISBN:
9780262298643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015868.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book focuses on the axiomatic theories of truth and presents the central concerns, questions, theories, and arguments perspicuously and concisely, without probing too far into argumentative ... More


How Concepts Hook onto the World*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It might be thought that deflationary theories of the reference of concepts are too thin to explain the fact that concepts provide us with cognitive purchase on the world. To explain this fact, it ... More


Consequences for Deflationism

Keith Simmons

in Semantic Singularities: Paradoxes of Reference, Predication, and Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198791546
eISBN:
9780191852923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791546.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 10 investigates the consequences of the singularity theory for deflationary theories in general and disquotational theories in particular. The chapter argues that if we accept the singularity ... More


Reference and Theories of Meaning as Use

Diego Marconi

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that Paul Horwich’s theory of meaning as use is incompatible with both social externalist intuitions about meaning and natural externalist intuitions about reference. Horwich ... More


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