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Truth and Human Nature

Robert Hanna

in Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops and defends four claims about Kant's theory of truth. The first is that Kant holds that ‘the accordance of my cognition with its object’ is the strictly and analytically ... 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


Did Hegel Hold an Identity Theory of Truth?

Robert Stern

in Hegelian Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The aim of this chapter is to criticize Thomas Baldwin's claim that in developing an identity theory of truth F. H. Bradley was following Hegel. It is argued that Baldwin has incorrectly understood ... More


Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This volume collects Davidson's seminal contributions to the philosophy of language. Its key insight is that the concept of truth can shed light on various issues connected to meaning: Davidson, who ... More


Truth‐Theoretic Semantics: Basic Framework

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter introduces and motivates the compositionality requirement on natural language semantics. It argues that quantifying over meanings is neither necessary nor sufficient for meeting this ... More


Self‐Reference and Tarski's Theorem

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is an exposition of Tarski's theory of truth, focusing largely on the undefinability theorem and its significance. It includes a discussion of ‘the Tarski hierarchy’, and of the idea ... More


Truth and the Absence of Fact

Hartry Field

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242894
eISBN:
9780191597381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242895.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This is a collection of papers, written over many years, with substantial postscripts tying them together and giving an updated perspective on them. The first five are on the notions of truth and ... More


Vague Properties

Stephen Schiffer

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/9780199570386.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Quandary’ labels a psychological state that is characteristic of taking a thing to be a borderline instance of a property. Q-Constraint is the claim that there need be nothing incorrect about being ... More


Truthmaker and Making True

Trenton Merricks

in Truth and Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205233
eISBN:
9780191709302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis known as ‘Truthmaker’ says that each truth has a truthmaker. That is, it says that, for each claim that is true, there is some entity that, by its mere existence, makes that claim true. ... More


What Is Mathematical Realism?

Michael D. Resnik

in Mathematics as a Science of Patterns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250142
eISBN:
9780191598296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250142.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Talk of truth plays a major role in formulating realism, to the point that realist theories are often criticized by attacking the correspondence theory of truth that they are presumed to defend. In ... More


Truth and Correspondence

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the relation of theories of truth to the program of truth-theoretic semantics. It reviews briefly three traditional theories of truth and their relation to Tarski-style ... More


Ramsey on truth and meaning

Ian Rumfitt

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter develops F. P. Ramsey's theory of truth. Everyone knows that Ramsey had a theory of truth. Rather fewer people know that the theory came in two significantly different versions, and that ... More


Setting the Scene

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/9780198236818.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter sets the stage for the discussions in the subsequent chapters. It presents a ‘no-truth’ theory of literature. That is, it is argued that, inter alia, that the concept of truth has no ... More


Justificationist Theories of Meaning

Michael Dummett

in Thought and Reality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207275
eISBN:
9780191708749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207275.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the questions: what forces a truth-conditional theory of meaning or of content to be circular? And what would a non-circular theory be like? It argues that a non-circular ... More


Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Gerhard Preyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In recent decades the analysis of the connection of truth, meaning, and the mental has been a major philosophical question, and Donald Davidson has brought together these subjects in a unified theory ... More


The Introduction of a Truth Theory as the Vehicle of a Meaning Theory

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251346
eISBN:
9780191602634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251347.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Discusses Davidson’s proposal to use a Tarski-style axiomatic truth theory to carry out a compositional meaning theory in the light of a simple truth theory for a non-context-sensitive fragment of ... More


Truth and Meaning

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Develops the criterion of learnability proposed in Essay 1 into a constraint for a satisfactory theory of meaning: such a theory must show how, on the basis of a finite stock of semantic primitives, ... More


True to the Facts

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson explores whether the semantic concept of truth utilized in Essay 2 (i.e. a theory of truth recursively defined on satisfaction) can be developed into a ‘correspondence’ theory of truth, i.e. ... More


Introduction

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This Introduction discusses the background behind the conception of the book and the reasons the authors had for writing it. It mentions the 1967 paper by Donald Davidson ‘Truth and Meaning’ which ... More


Semantics for Natural Languages

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson rehearses the demands for an acceptable theory of meaning for a natural language—that it give the meaning for each (actual and potential) utterance in the language, that it do so by finite ... More


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