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An Identity Theory of Truth - Julian Dodd

An Identity Theory of Truth

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9780230573710
Number Of Pages: 200

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Dodd explains that correspondence theories of truth fail because the relation between true thought and fact is identity, not correspondence. Facts are not complexes of worldly entities which make thoughts true; they are merely true thoughts. The resulting modest identity theory allows for a defensible deflation of the concept of truth.

"Dodd's book presents a clear, thorough account of work on identity theories of truth...Dodd's clear, thorough exposition of the issues, and his engagement with minimalism, rewards close study."--Michael Hay, "Australasian Journal of Philosophy"
"Exceptionally clearly argued...this is an excellent book...Dodd has thought-provoking things to say about the work of Ramsay, Tarski, Blackburn, Prior, Vendler, Rundle, and Salmon...The book is so well written that it could serve as a partisan introduction to truth for postgraduates and advanced undergraduates. Indeed, it could serve as a model of how to write good, clear philosophical prose. Overall, the book can profitably be read by anyone interested in the philosophy of truth."--Alexander Miller, "Mind"

Preface
Truthmakers, Facts and States of Affairs: A Critique of Correspondence
Propositions, Indirect Speech and Truthbearers
The Nature of Propositions: Thoughts versus States of Affairs
Facts are True Thoughts
From Correspondence to Identity
A Variety of Deflationism Defended
Aberrations of Rival Identity Theories
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780230573710
ISBN-10: 0230573711
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.12  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1