Circumstances and the truth of words: A reply to Travis

Mind 106 (421):117-118 (1997)
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Abstract

I answer an argument from Charles Travis to the conclusion that minimalism about truth cannot cope with the context sensitivity of words. To do this, I construct a thought experiment involving a community whose language does not manifest context sensitivity, but whose statements do seem to be subject to truth in a minimalist sense.

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