Philosophical Studies 163 (2):403-427 (2013)

Authors
Abstract
John MacFarlane has recently presented a novel argument in support of truth- relativism. According to this, contextualists fail to accommodate retrospective reassessments of propositional contents, when it comes to languages which are rich enough to express actuality. The aim of this note is twofold. First, it is to argue that the argument can be effectively rejected, since it rests on an inadequate conception of actuality. Second, it is to offer a more plausible account of actuality in branching time, along the line of Lewis (1970/1983).
Keywords truth-relativism   contextualism   Actuality   future contingents
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2013
DOI 10.1007/s11098-011-9822-2
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,949
External links

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

Themes From Kaplan.Joseph Almog, John Perry & Howard Wettstein (eds.) - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
The Logical Basis of Metaphysics.Michael DUMMETT - 1991 - Harvard University Press.
Index, Context, and Content.David K. Lewis - 1980 - In Stig Kanger & Sven Öhman (eds.), Philosophy and Grammar. Reidel. pp. 79-100.

View all 25 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Defense of Contingent Logical Truths.Michael Nelson & Edward N. Zalta - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 157 (1):153-162.
Knowing Future Contingents.Ezio Di Nucci - 2012 - Logos and Episteme 3 (1):43-50.
Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds.Phillip Bricker - 2006 - Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):41–76.
Sea Battle Semantics.Berit Brogaard - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):326–335.
Actuality and World-Indexed Sentences.Adrian Miroiu - 1999 - Studia Logica 63 (3):311-330.
Knowledge, Context, and the Agent's Point of View.Timothy Williamson - 2005 - In Gerhard Preyer & Georg Peter (eds.), Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth. Oxford University Press. pp. 91--114.
Truth Pluralism, Truth Relativism and Truth-Aptness.Michael P. Lynch - 2011 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):149-158.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-09-12

Total views
105 ( #94,399 of 2,409,859 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #541,271 of 2,409,859 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes