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The Taming of the True

Neil Tennant

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book poses a broad challenge to the realist views of meaning and truth that have been prominent in recent philosophy. The book starts with a careful critical survey of the realism debate, ... More


Truthmakers, the Past, and the Future

Josh Parsons and Julian Dodd

in Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter develops a form of the truthmaker argument against presentism. This serves two purposes: first, it provides an argument against presentism; and second, it illustrates the way that a very ... More


An Anti-Realist Critique of Dialetheism

Neil Tennant

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter criticizes dialetheism from the point of view of an anti-realist with sympathy for relevantism in logical reasoning. It argues that the view that there are true contradictions suffers ... More


Truth-Making and World-Making

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter gives a detailed appraisal of two accounts of truth — propounded by Rorty and Goodman — both of which seek to redraw the bounds of the fictional. The accounts can be taken as exemplary ... More


Irrealism

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a brief survey of varieties of irrealism and neutralizes that brand of irrealism that would undermine the semantic realist's account of meaning. It argues that through ... More


Against Meaning Scepticism

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues in defence of meaning objectivity against the most celebrated attack of late, namely the rule-following considerations of that abstract hybrid known as Kripkenstein. Semantic ... More


A Proposal for a Scientific Metaphysics

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The condition of factual equivalence for reduction determines what it is for two expressions for the same object, property, or fact. Informative metaphysical explanations cannot be conceptual ... More


Scruton and Wright on Anti-Realism

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the conception of verification-transcendent truth conditions — at least in one or another of the relatively stringent senses of ‘verification-transcendent’ which Wright's ... More


Emotions as Axiological Information

Youpa Andrew

in The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190086022
eISBN:
9780190086053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086022.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that because emotions symptomatically represent changes in power, emotions carry information about the status of an individual’s power. Emotions, in Spinoza’s view, carry ... More


Spinoza’s Moral Realism

Youpa Andrew

in The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190086022
eISBN:
9780190086053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086022.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter shows that Spinoza is committed to a type of moral realism. By “moral realism” is meant a theory of the way of life that is best for us as human beings, a theory based on a view on which ... More


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