David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialectica 50 (1):3-24 (1996)
The paper argues for the applicability of the notion of collective truth as opposed to distributive truth, that is, truth at times or possibilia taken in groups rather than individually. The underlying reasoning is that there are transtemporal and transworld relationships, e.g., those involving the relations of <being a descendant of> and <thinking about>. Relationships are (one type of) truth-makers. Hence, there are transtemporal and transworld truth-makers. Therefore, there is transtemporal and transworld truth, i.e., collective truth. A semantics is developed (formalized in the appendix) which embodies the notion of collective truth, and which thereby, it is argued, has various advantages over standard intensional semantics. For example, it avoids a commitment to certain impossible entities.
|Keywords||truth truth-maker modal logic tense logic intensional semantics singular propositions states of affairs|
|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
João Marcos (2009). What is a Non-Truth-Functional Logic? Studia Logica 92 (2):215 - 240.
Claire Horisk (2007). The Expressive Role of Truth in Truth-Conditional Semantics. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):535–557.
Michael Pendlebury (2010). Facts and Truth-Making. Topoi 29 (2):137-145.
Jonathan Tallant (2009). Presentism and Truth-Making. Erkenntnis 71 (3):407-416.
Hannes Leitgeb (2005). What Truth Depends On. Journal of Philosophical Logic 34 (2):155-192.
Donald Davidson (2005). Truth and Predication. Harvard University Press.
Volker Halbach, Axiomatic Theories of Truth. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Dale Jacquette (2010). Truth Breakers. Topoi 29 (2):153-163.
Newton C. A. Da Costa, Otávio Bueno & Steven French (1998). The Logic of Pragmatic Truth. Journal of Philosophical Logic 27 (6):603-620.
Stephen Barker (2011). Truth-Bearers and the Unsaid. In Ken Turner (ed.), Making Semantics Pragmatic. CUP.
Manuel Bremer (2008). The Logic of Truth in Paraconsistent Internal Realism. Studia Philosophica Estonica 1 (1):76-83.
Torben Braüner (2002). Modal Logic, Truth, and the Master Modality. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (4):359-386.
Noriaki Iwasa (2011). That Truth Exists is More Logical. Think 10 (27):109-112.
Stewart Candlish, The Identity Theory of Truth. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2012-10-22
Total downloads169 ( #5,173 of 1,413,433 )
Recent downloads (6 months)17 ( #12,631 of 1,413,433 )
How can I increase my downloads?