The theory of truth in the theory of meaning

European Journal of Philosophy 12 (2):214–243 (2004)

Gurpreet Rattan
University of Toronto, St. George
The connection between theories of truth and meaning is explored. Theories of truth and meaning are connected in a way such that differences in the conception of what it is for a sentence to be true are engendered by differences in the conception of how meanings depend on each other, and on a base of underlying facts. It is argued that this view is common ground between Davidson and Dummett, and that their dispute over realism is really a dispute in the theory of meaning over holism and molecularism. The view offered is contrasted with influential pragmatist and modest views
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DOI 10.1111/j.0966-8373.2004.00208.x
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