Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (4):563-575 (2009)

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James O. Young
University of Victoria
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The central claim of this essay is that many deflationary theories of truth are variants of the correspondence theory of truth. Essential to the correspondence theory of truth is the proposal that objective features of the world are the truthmakers of statements. Many advocates of deflationary theories (including F. P. Ramsay, P. F. Strawson and Paul Horwich) remain committed to this proposal. Although T-sentences (statements of the form “ s is true iff p ”) are presented by advocates of deflationary theories of truth as truisms or analytic truths, T-sentences are often understood as entailing commitment to the central proposal of the correspondence theory.
Keywords correspondence theory of truth   T-sentences   deflationary theory of truth   truthmakers   truth
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-009-0037-y
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