, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 29-43

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Alethic Functionalism and Our Folk Theory of Truth

  • M. P. LynchAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University of Connecticut Email author 

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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.