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The nature of truth : classic and contemporary perspectives

Author: Michael P Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays center around two questions: Does truth have an underlying nature? And if so, what sort of nature does it have?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nature of truth.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00048035
(OCoLC)45044198
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Lynch
ISBN: 9780262278690 0262278693
OCLC Number: 57396587
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 802 pages)
Contents: 1. Truth and falsehood / by Bertrand Russell --
2. Truth / by J.L. Austin --
3. A realist conception of truth / by William P. Alston --
4. Contextual semantics and metaphysical realism : truth as indirect correspondence / by Terence Horgan --
5. Coherence as the nature of truth / by Brand Blanshard --
6. The coherence theory / by Ralph C.S. Walker --
7. The case for coherence / by Linda Martín Alcoff --
8. How to make our ideas clear / by Charles Sanders Peirce --
9. Pragmatism's conception of truth / by William James --
10. Truth / by Michael Dummett --
11. Two philosophical perspectives / by Hilary Putnam --
12. Is truth a goal of inquiry? Donald Davidson versus Crispin Wright / by Richard Rorty --
13. On the essence of truth / by Martin Heidegger --
14. Truth and power / by Michel Foucault --
15. The semantic conception of truth and the foundations of semantics / by Alfred Tarski. 16. Tarski's theory of truth / by Hartry Field --
17. What is a theory of truth? / by Scott Soames --
18. The nature of truth / by Frank Plumpton Ramsey --
19. Truth / by P.F. Strawson --
20. Truth / by W.V.O. Quine --
21. Correspondence truth, disquotational truth, and deflationism / by Hartry Field --
22. The prosentential theory : further reflections on locating our interest in truth / by Dorothy Grover --
23. A critique of deflationism / by Anil Gupta --
24. A defense of minimalism / by Paul Horwich --
25. The metaphysics of truth / by Michael Devitt --
26. The folly of trying to define truth / by Donald Davidson --
27. Epistemology and primitive truth / by Ernest Sosa --
28. Truth : the identity theory / by Jennifer Hornsby --
29. Truth as identity and truth as correspondence / by Marian David --
30. The face of cognition / by Hilary Putnam --
31. A functionalist theory of truth / by Michael P. Lynch --
32. Minimalism, deflationism, pragmatism, pluralism / by Crispin Wright.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Other Titles: CogNet library.
Responsibility: edited by Michael P. Lynch.

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