David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The most important contemporary debate in the theory of truth is that between inflationists and deflationists.1 But although the debate is of fundamental importance, we do not have a clear, unproblematic formulation of the difference between the two camps. Part of the reason for this is that contemporary deflationists have given up many of the distinctive positions that their predecessors endorsed: typically, they no longer claim that the truth predicate is redundant, that there is no property of truth, or that ‘true’ is not a predicate.2 While the desire to eschew these claims is understandable, doing so has made it more difficult to identify any difference between deflationists and inflationists, and the debate, particularly between deflationists and correspondence theorists, sometimes appears to evaporate. Perhaps in response to this worry, contemporary deflationists have adopted a range of new and distinctive deflationary claims about truth. Yet, as a number of critics have pointed out, many of these new positions are equally as implausible as those of earlier deflationists.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gerald Marsh (2010). Is the Hirsch-Sider Dispute Merely Verbal? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (3):459-469.
Nic Damnjanovic (2005). Deflationism and the Success Argument. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):53-67.
N. Tennant (2010). Deflationism and the Godel Phenomena: Reply to Cieslinski. Mind 119 (474):437-450.
Dorit Bar-On & Keith Simmons (2006). Deflationism. In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oup Oxford.
Matthew McGrath (1997). Weak Deflationism. Mind 106 (421):69-98.
Bradley Armour-Garb & J. C. Beall (2001). Can Deflationists Be Dialetheists? Journal of Philosophical Logic 30 (6):593-608.
Marian David (2005). Some T-Biconditionals. In B. Armour-Garb & J. C. Beall (eds.), Deflationary Truth. Open Court. 382--419.
Gerald Vision (2010). Intensional Specifications of Truth-Conditions: 'Because', 'in Virtue Of', and 'Made True By…'. Topoi 29 (2):109-123.
Nic Damnjanovic (2010). New Wave Deflationism. In Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (eds.), New Waves in Truth. Palgrave Macmillan. 45--58.
By Nic Damnjanovic (2005). Deflationism and the Success Argument. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):53–67.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads35 ( #50,328 of 1,102,845 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,775 of 1,102,845 )
How can I increase my downloads?