Alethic Functionalism and Our Folk Theory of Truth
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- Lynch, M.P. Synthese (2005) 145: 29. doi:10.1007/s11229-004-1771-2
According to alethic functionalism, truth is a higher-order multiply realizable property of propositions. After briefly presenting the view’s main principles and motivations, I defend alethic functionalism from recent criticisms raised against it by Cory Wright. Wright argues that alethic functionalism will collapse either into deflationism or into a view that takes “true” as simply ambiguous. I reject both claims.