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Correspondence and Disquotation: An Essay on the Nature of Truth

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Marian David defends the correspondence theory of truth against the disquotational theory of truth, its current major rival. The correspondence theory asserts that truth is a philosophically rich and profound notion in need of serious explanation. Disquotationalists offer a radically deflationary account inspired by Tarski and propagated by Quine and others. They reject the correspondence theory, insist truth is anemic, and advance an "anti-theory" of truth that is essentially a collection of platitudes: "Snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white; "Grass is green" is true if and only if grass is green. According to disquotationalists the only profound insight about truth is that it lacks profundity. David contrasts the correspondence theory with disquotationalism and then develops the latter position in rich detail--more than has been available in previous literature--to show its faults. He demonstrates that disquotationalism is not a tenable theory of truth, as it has too many absurd consequences.

Synopsis:

This treatise defends the correspondence theory of truth against the disquotational theory of truth, its current major rival. The description of the latter is extended to highlight its faults. The author then demonstrates that disquotationalism is not a tenable theory.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-198) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195079241
Author:
David, Marian A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
David, Marian
Author:
null, Marian
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Truth
Subject:
Correspondence theory
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C and Contemporary
Subject:
Truth -- Correspondence theory.
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C & Contemporary
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series Volume:
800-3.
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 illus. 1 map
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.55x5.80x.83 in. .95 lbs.

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