Philosophical Review (forthcoming)

Louis deRosset
University of Vermont
A raft of new philosophical problems concerning truth have recently been discovered by several theorists, following [Fine, 2010]. Most previ- ous commentators on these problems have taken them to shed light on the theory of ground. In this paper, I argue that they also shed light on the theory of truth. In particular, I argue that the notion of ground can be deployed to clearly articulate one strand of deflationary thinking about truth, according to which truth is “metaphysically lightweight.” I offer a ground-theoretic explication of the (entirely bearable) lightness of truth, and show how it yields a novel solution to the problems concerning how truth is grounded. So, the theory of truth and the theory of ground interact fruitfully: we can apply the notion of ground to offer a clear expli- cation of the deflationist claim that truth is “metaphysically lightweight” that both captures the motivations for that claim and solves the problems.
Keywords Grounding  Truth  Deflationism
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