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Understanding truth

Author: Scott Soames
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soames illuminates the notion of truth and the role it plays in ordinary thought and scientific theories. The questions investigated include: "Why do we need a truth predicate at all?", "What  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Soames
ISBN: 0195111516 9780195111514 0195123352 9780195123357
OCLC Number: 37721345
Description: ix, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foundational Issues --
Truth Bearers --
Forms of Truth Skepticism --
Two Theories of Truth --
Tarski's Definition of Truth --
The Significance of Tarski's Theory of Truth --
Lessons of the Liar --
Truth, Paradox, and Partially Defined Predicates --
Extensions --
Vagueness, Partiality, and the Sorites Paradox --
What Is Truth?: The Deflationary Perspective.
Responsibility: Scott Soames.
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Soames's introduction to partially defined predicates is exemplary, one that presupposes virtually no background in logic or maths. ... Soames's interpretation of Kripke's 'truth value gaps' in terms Read more...

 
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