, Volume 117, Issue 1, pp 133–172

On the Possibility of a Substantive Theory of Truth

  • Gila Sher

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005068021441

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Sher, G. Synthese (1998) 117: 133. doi:10.1023/A:1005068021441


The paper offers a new analysis of the difficulties involved in the construction of a general and substantive correspondence theory of truth and delineates a solution to these difficulties in the form of a new methodology. The central argument is inspired by Kant, and the proposed methodology is explained and justified both in general philosophical terms and by reference to a particular variant of Tarski's theory. The paper begins with general considerations on truth and correspondence and concludes with a brief outlook on the “family” of theories of truth generated by the new methodology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gila Sher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA