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Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications

John MacFarlane

Abstract

This book is about how we might make sense of the idea that truth is relative, and how we might use this idea to give satisfying accounts of parts of our thought and talk that have resisted traditional methods of analysis. Although there is a substantial philosophical literature on relativism about truth, it has tended to focus on refutations of the doctrine, or refutations of these refutations, at the expense of saying clearly what the doctrine is. The aim here is to start by giving a clear account of what it is to be a relativist about truth, and then to use the view to give satisfying accou ... More

Keywords: relativism, truth, semantics, assessment sensitivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682751.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John MacFarlane, author
University of California, Berkeley