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The metaphysics of truth

Author: Douglas Edwards
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What is truth? What role does truth play in the connections between language and the world? What is the relationship between truth and being? Douglas Edwards tackles these questions and develops a distinctive metaphysical worldview. He argues that in some domains language responds to the world, whereas in others language generates the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Edwards
ISBN: 9780191076442 0191076449 9780191818615 0191818615
OCLC Number: 1038716507
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Contents: Cover; The Metaphysics of Truth; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Truth as a Property; 1.1 Truth and Metaphysical Investigations; 1.2 The Linguistic Case for Truth's Being a Property; 1.2.1 The redundancy theory; 1.2.2 The performative theory; 1.2.3 Prosententialism; 1.3 The Metaphysical Case for Truth's Being a Property; 1.3.1 Truth as an object; 1.3.2 Truth as an event; 1.3.3 Objects, events, and the metaphysical case; 1.4 A Note on the Concept of Truth; 1.5 A Note on Truth-Bearers; 1.6 Summary; 2: Substantivity and Sparseness; 2.1 Deflationism 2.1.1 Generalization2.1.2 Disquotation; 2.2 Features of Inflationary Truth; 2.2.1 The generalization and disquotation jobs; 2.2.2 Other explanatory jobs; 2.3 The Opacity Conception; 2.4 Truth as a Logical Property; 2.5 The Constitution Conception; 2.6 Conceptions of Properties; 2.7 Abundance and Sparseness, Deflationism and Inflationism; 2.8 Clarifying Sparseness; 2.9 Summary; 3: Deflationism Revealed; 3.1 Some Reminders; 3.2 Examining Basicness; 3.2.1 Tarski's derivation; 3.2.2 Ramsey's derivation; 3.2.3 Lynch's derivation; 3.2.4 Wright's derivation; 3.3 Deflationist Responses 3.3.1 Deflationism versus Tarski and Ramsey's derivations3.3.2 Deflationism versus Lynch's derivation; 3.3.3 Deflationism versus Wright's derivation; 3.4 The Impact; 3.5 Insubstantiality Preserved?; 3.6 Where Now for Deflationism?; 3.7 Summary; 4: Language-World Connections; 4.1 Kinds of Predicates; 4.2 Predicates and Properties; 4.3 Causal-Explanatory Role; 4.4 Applying the Models; 4.4.1 Chemical properties; 4.4.2 Institutional properties; 4.4.3 Race and gender properties; 4.5 Interim Summary; 4.6 Singular Terms and Objects; 4.7 Domains and Domain Membership; 4.7.1 Domains 4.7.2 Domain membership4.8 Summary; 5: Truth Re-Emerges; 5.1 Sparseness, Abundance, and Truth; 5.2 Forms of Truth; 5.2.1 Representational theories of truth; 5.2.2 Non-representational theories of truth; 5.3 Interim Summary; 5.4 Problems With Monist Approaches; 5.4.1 The problem with abundant monism; 5.4.1.1 global deflationism; 5.4.1.2 pragmatist monism; 5.4.2 Sparse monism; 5.4.3 Correspondence pluralism?; 5.5 Summary; 6: From Truth to Being; 6.1 Ontological Pluralism; 6.2 Two Scope Problems; 6.2.1 The scope problem for truth; 6.2.2 The scope problem for existence 6.3 Truth Pluralism + Ontological Pluralism6.4 Back to Truth; 6.5 Abstract and Concrete?; 6.6 Quine's Objection; 6.7 Pluralism and Deflationism; 6.8 Summary; 7: Models of Truth; 7.1 Determination Pluralism; 7.2 Other Forms of Truth Pluralism; 7.2.1 Predicate pluralism; 7.2.2 Strong pluralism; 7.2.3 Second-order functionalism and disjunctivism; 7.2.4 Manifestation functionalism; 7.3 Determination Pluralism and Other Forms of Pluralism; 7.3.1 Determination pluralism, second-order functionalism, and disjunctivism; 7.3.2 Determination pluralism and manifestation functionalism
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