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Relativism and Monadic Truth
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Relativism and Monadic Truth

Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne

Abstract

Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the 20th century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something of a comeback within that loosely configured tradition, a comeback that attempts to capitalize on some important ideas in foundational semantics. This book aims not merely to combat analytic relativism but also to combat the foundational ideas in semantics that led to its revival. Doing so requires a proper understanding of the significance of possible worlds semantics, an examination of the relatio ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, analytic relativism, worlds semantics, truth, flow of time, speech act reporting, propositions, truth simpliciter, falsity simpliciter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560554.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herman Cappelen, author
St Andrews/University of Oslo
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John Hawthorne, author
Oxford
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