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Understanding Truth
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Understanding Truth

Scott Soames

Abstract

Understanding Truth aims to illuminate the notion of truth, and the role it plays in our ordinary thought, as well as in our logical, philosophical, and scientific theories. Part 1 is concerned with substantive background issues: the identification of the bearers of truth, the basis for distinguishing truth from other notions, like certainty, with which it is often confused, and the formulation of positive responses to well‐known forms of philosophical skepticism about truth. Having cleared away the grounds for truth skepticism, the discussion turns in Part 2 to an explication of the formal t ... More

Keywords: Kripke, Liar's paradox, logical consequence, modeling truth, philosophy of language, predicates, skepticism, Sorites paradox, Tarski, truth, vague predicates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195123357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195123352.001.0001

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Scott Soames, author
Princeton University
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