Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Seas of Language$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Dummett

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236214

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198236212.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 July 2019

The Source of the Concept of Truth

The Source of the Concept of Truth

(p.188) 8 The Source of the Concept of Truth
The Seas of Language

Michael Dummett (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

We should address not the issue of the nature of truth, but rather that of the way we come by the very concept of truth. As Hilbert's discussion of quantifiers shows, the concept of truth is borne out of a more basic concept of justifiability. Our mastery of the most primitive aspects of the use of language to transmit information does not require even an implicit grasp of the concept of truth, but can be fully described in terms of the antecedent notion of justifiability.

Keywords:   Hilbert, indicative conditionals, justifiability, Truth, verification

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .