Synthese 126 (1):221-259 (2001)

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The paper attempts to clarify some fundamental aspects of an explanation of the concept of truth which is neither "deflationary" nor "substantive". The main aspect examined in detail concerns the ontological dimension of truth, the mind/language-world connection traditionally associated with the concept of truth. It is claimed that it does not make sense to defend or reject a relatedness of truth to the ontological dimension so long as the kind of presupposed or envisaged ontology is not made explicit and critically examined. In particular, it is shown that generally an "objectual" ontology is -- often only implicitly -- presupposed, i.e., an ontology admitting "objects", properties, relations, sometimes also facts, events, and the like. The paper demonstrates that such an ontology derives from the Principle of Semantic Sentential Compositionality and that this principle should be rejected. It introduces instead the Principle of Semantic Sentential Contextuality as the semantic basis of a new ontology, an ontology of "primary states of affairs". After sketching such an ontology, it is shown that the relatedness of truth to the ontological dimension becomes intelligible.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Metaphysics   Philosophy of Language
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005283218810
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