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Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory : Studies in Philosophy - Matthew McGrath

Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory

Studies in Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2000
ISBN: 9780815338529
Number Of Pages: 112

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McGrath argues for an original theory truth that combines elements of two well-known philosophical theories--deflationism and correspondence.

Prefacep. vii
Realism about Propositions and Propertiesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Ontological Commitmentp. 4
Are Properties and Contents on a Par with Sakes and Average Persons?p. 9
Ackerman's Triviality Chargep. 13
Properties and Concepts? Propositions and States of Affairs?p. 16
Deflationism Rejected, Weak Deflationism Presentedp. 25
Questions for Weak Deflationismp. 41
Is Weak Deflationism Circular?p. 42
Why Shouldn't One Seek a Correspondence Theory of Propositional Truth?p. 44
Does Weak Deflationism Stumble on the Explanation of General Facts Involving Truthp. 46
Does Weak Deflationism Have the Resources to Explain the Obviousness of Propositions Expressed by Instances of the Schema 'p' is true iff p?p. 51
Can the Weak Deflationist Answer the Standard Objection to Correspondence Theories that if Truth Consisted in Correspondence with the Facts, Knowing Something is True would Require an Absurd Comparison between Sentences (Utterances, Beliefs) and Facts?p. 52
Is Weak Deflationism Incompatible with Non-Factualist Theories of Certain Areas of Declarative Discourse, e.g., Moral Discourse?p. 54
Why Can't We Use Higher-Order Quantification to Formulate Deflationism about Propositional Truth as a Universalized Biconditional?p. 58
A Challenge from David Lewisp. 61
First Part of the Challengep. 64
Second Part of the Challengep. 75
Truthmakingp. 87
Question 1: Does Pursuit of the Truthmaker Project Require Acceptance of a Correspondence Theory of Truth Rather than a Deflationist Theory?p. 88
Question 2: Is There Good Reason to Think the Truthmaker Project will be Fruitful?p. 94
Truthmaking without the Truthmaker Projectp. 99
The Liar Paradoxp. 101
Illustrations of Superveniencep. 103
Categorial Preliminariesp. 108
An (Almost) General Account of Truthp. 110
A Dilemma?p. 127
Comparison with Kripke's Accountp. 129
Bibliographyp. 135
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780815338529
ISBN-10: 081533852X
Series: Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 30th November 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1