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New Waves in Truth : New Waves in Philosophy (Paperback) - Cory D. Wright

New Waves in Truth

New Waves in Philosophy (Paperback)

By: Cory D. Wright (Editor), Nikolaj J. L. L Pederson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th July 2010
ISBN: 9780230229983
Number Of Pages: 319

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Two decades ago, there was a great flurry of work on the subject of truth, which subsequently set much of the agenda for future debates. Interest in the subject of truth remains unabated at all levels of inquiry, both within philosophy and from without, in both academic and popular guises. But while truth continues to be of focal interest, it seems that there have been remarkably fewer new directions since then. "New Waves in Truth" offers eighteen new and original research papers on truth and other alethic phenomena by twenty of the most promising young scholars working on truth today. Contributions to the volume span truth ascriptions, deflationism, realism and the correspondence theory, the value of truth, and kinds of truth and truth-apt discourse. The research programs of the contributors are beginning to reset that agenda, and each is positioned to make new waves throughout the subject.

Series Editors' Prefacep. ix
Notes on Editorsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
Truth: The New Wavep. 1
Deflationism and Beyond
Truth as Conceptually Primitivep. 13
Rejectionism about Truthp. 30
New Wave Deflationismp. 45
Why Deflationists Should be Pretense Theorists (and Perhaps Already are)p. 59
Ascription, Attribution, Predication
Compendious Assertion and Natural Language (Generalized) Quantification: A Problem for Deflationary Truthp. 81
Explicit Truth Ascriptionsp. 97
Truth Values
Deflationism and Truth Value Gapsp. 115
Falsityp. 126
The Value of Truth
Metarepresentation and the Cognitive Value of the Concept of Truthp. 139
Truth, Autonomy, and the Plurality of Goodsp. 157
True Belief Is Not Instrumentally Valuablep. 174
Realism and Correspondence
The Makings of Truth: Realism, Response-Dependence, and Relativismp. 191
Truth, Pluralism, Monism, Correspondencep. 205
Representation-Friendly Deflationism versus Modest Correspondencep. 218
Kinds of Truth and Truth-apt Discourse
Truth and Error in Moralityp. 235
Perspectival Truth and Color Primitivep. 249
A New Problem for the Linguistic Doctrine of Necessary Truthp. 267
How to Be an Expressivist about Truthp. 282
Referencesp. 299
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780230229983
ISBN-10: 0230229980
Series: New Waves in Philosophy (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 16th July 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 14.22  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1