American Philosophical Quarterly 53 (4):323-340 (2016)

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Jeremy Wyatt
University of Waikato
Michael Lynch
University of Connecticut
Abstract
In this paper, we offer a brief, critical survey of contemporary work on truth. We begin by reflecting on the distinction between substantivist and deflationary truth theories. We then turn to three new kinds of truth theory—Kevin Scharp's replacement theory, John MacFarlane's relativism, and the alethic pluralism pioneered by Michael Lynch and Crispin Wright. We argue that despite their considerable differences, these theories exhibit a common "pluralizing tendency" with respect to truth. In the final section, we look at the underinvestigated interface between metaphysical and formal truth theories, pointing to several promising questions that arise here.
Keywords Truth  Alethic pluralism  Truth relativism  Replacement theory  Conceptual engineering  Deflationism about truth  Theories of truth  Liar paradox  Formal theories of truth
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