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Truth -- Meaning -- Reality
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Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Paul Horwich

Abstract

This book offers a distinctive approach to the core problems of philosophy. It presents a broad and unified deflationism that encompasses language, thought, facts, knowledge, and the relations between them. The story begins with a (‘minimalist’) view of truth as far less profound and substantial than has usually been assumed. Our grasp of this concept stems entirely from our regarding ‘It is true that dogs bark’ as equivalent to ‘Dogs bark’, and similarly in the case of all other statements. There's nothing more to truth than that! This idea turns out to be of fundamental importance throughout ... More

Keywords: language, truth, meaning, knowledge, deflationism, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Horwich, author
New York University
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