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The Realism Debate

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/9780199251605.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a comprehensive survey of concepts and issues concerning the realism debate. It explains that realism comes in two basic varieties: realism about things and realism about truth. ... More


Converging on Values: Cognition and Sentiment

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reconsiders the intuitive conception of truth which any account of ‘qualified judgements’ and ‘suitable subjects’ will have to subserve. There are many alternative conceptions of truth; ... 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


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