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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy : The Correspondence Theory of Truth: An Essay on the Metaphysics of Predication - Andrew Newman

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

The Correspondence Theory of Truth: An Essay on the Metaphysics of Predication


Published: 24th June 2002
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This work presents a version of the correspondence theory of truth based on Wittgenstein's Tractatus and Russell's theory of truth and discusses related metaphysical issues such as predication, facts, and propositions. Like Russell and one prominent interpretation of the Tractatus, it assumes a realist view of universals and argues that facts as real entities are not needed. It will intrigue teachers and advanced students of philosophy interested in the conception of truth and in the metaphysics related to the correspondence theory of truth.

'Andrew Newman's ... book ... bursts at the seams with details and extremely informative discussions of the nature of facts and propositions, 'Truth-maker' accounts, predication and properties. It will be of definite interest to anyone thinking about the history and underlying metaphysics of this most classical of truth theories.' The Philosophical Quarterly
"The Correspondence Theory of Truth is a welcome addition to the literature on truth ... Newman has done a thorough job of providing us with such an account. His book should be at the forefront of the debate about the nature of truth for a long time to come." Philosophy in Review

Universals, predication and truth
The univocity of truth
The correspondence theory for predicative sentences
Russell's theory of truth and its principal problems
How predicative beliefs correspond to the world
The metaphysics of facts
The metaphysics of propositions
The correspondence theory and complex propositions
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ISBN: 9780521811392
ISBN-10: 0521811392
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56