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Conceptions of Truth

Wolfgang Künne


The book is organized around a flowchart comprising 16 key questions concerning truth, ranging from ‘Is truth a property?’ to ‘Is truth epistemically constrained?’. It expounds and engages with the ideas of many thinkers, from Aristotle and the Stoics, to Continental analytic philosophers like Bolzano, Brentano, Frege, and Kotarbinski, to such leading figures in contemporary debates as Dummett, Putnam, Wright, and Horwich. In the course of this discussion, many important distinctions (between varieties of correspondence, for example, between different readings of ‘making true’, between various ... More

Keywords: alethic realism, eternalism, higher‐order quantification, justification blindspots, making true, property, proposition, temporalism, truth, varieties of correspondence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241316
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199241317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wolfgang Künne, author
University of Hamburg