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Truth

Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Series: Princeton foundations of contemporary philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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An introduction to philosophical debates about truth. It covers a range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780691144016 069114401X
OCLC Number: 848852576
Description: XII, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Starred (*) technical sections optional Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1 1.1 Traditional Theories 2 1.2 Contemporary Theories 4 1.3 Paradoxes 5 1.4 Plan 7 1.5 Sentences 10 1.6 Propositions 12 CHAPTER TWO: Tarski 16 2.1 "Semantic" Truth 16 2.2 Object Language vs Metalanguage 18 2.3 Recursive Definition 22 2.4* Direct Definition 24 2.5* Self-Reference 28 2.6* Model Theory 29 CHAPTER THREE: Deflationism 33 3.1 Redundancy 34 3.2 Other Radical Theories 38 3.3 Disquotation 41 3.4 Other Moderate Theories 44 3.5 Sloganeering 47 3.6 Reference 49 CHAPTER FOUR: Indeterminacy 52 4.1 Presupposition 53 4.2 Vagueness 54 4.3 Denial, Disqualification, Deviance 55 4.4 Doublespeak, Dependency, Defeatism 59 4.5 Relativity 61 4.6 Local vs Global 65 CHAPTER FIVE: Realism 68 5.1 Realism vs Deflationism 68 5.2 Correspondence Theories 70 5.3 Truthmaker Theories 72 5.4 Physicalism 74 5.5 Utility 77 5.6 Normativity 79 CHAPTER SIX: Antirealism 83 6.1 Meaning and Truth 84 6.2 Davidsonianism 87 6.3 Dummettianism vs Davidsonianism 90 6.4 Dummettianism vs Deflationism 93 6.5 Holism 96 6.6 Pluralism 97 CHAPTER SEVEN: Kripke 102 7.1 Kripke vs Tarski 103 7.2 The Minimum Fixed Point 105 7.3 Ungroundedness 107 7.4* The Transfinite Construction 109 7.5* Revision 112 7.6* Axiomatics 113 CHAPTER EIGHT: Insolubility? 116 8.1 Paradoxical Reasoning 116 8.2 "Revenge" 118 8.3 Logical "Solutions" 120 8.4 "Paraconsistency" 123 8.5 Contextualist "Solutions" 124 8.6 Inconsistency Theories 127 Further Reading 135 Bibliography 143 Index 153
Series Title: Princeton foundations of contemporary philosophy
Responsibility: Alexis G. Burgess & John P. Burgess.

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