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Donald Davidson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198237570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019823757X.001.0001

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Truth Rehabilitated

Truth Rehabilitated

(p.3) 1 Truth Rehabilitated
Truth, Language, and History

Donald Davidson

Oxford University Press

This essay examines the scepticism about the concept of truth in the past century. It argues that although correspondence, coherence, pragmatic, and epistemic theories of truth are all failures, this does not mean that the concept of truth can be dismissed as a useless concept. In fact, the concept of truth plays a key role in understanding the world and the minds of agents.

Keywords:   concept of truth, philosophy, correspondence, coherence, pragmatic, epistemic, deflationism

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