Deflating the Determination Argument

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 6 (2):167-177 (2017)
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Jared Henderson
University of Connecticut
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This article argues for the compatibility of deflationism and truth-conditional semantic theories. I begin by focusing on an argument due to Dorit Bar-On, Claire Horisk, and William Lycan for incompatibility, arguing that their argument relies on an ambiguity between two senses of the expression ‘is at least.’ I go on to show how the disambiguated arguments have different consequences for the deflationist, and argue that no conclusions are established that the deflationist cannot accommodate. I then respond to some objections and gesture at a more general defense of the compatibility claim.
Keywords deflationism  determination  truth-conditional semantics  truth  meaning  semantics  metasemantics
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.245
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