Book Volume 284 1999

Truth and Its Nature (if Any)

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ISBN: 978-90-481-5280-3 (Print) 978-94-015-9233-8 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Past Masters on Truth

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      Pages 1-14

      Frege: Assertion, Truth and Meaning

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      Pages 15-35

      Carnap, Syntax, and Truth

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      Pages 37-50

      James’s Conception of Truth

  3. Tarski and Correspondence

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      Pages 51-65

      Semantic Conception of Truth as a Philosophical Theory

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      Pages 67-79

      Truth, Correspondence, Satisfaction

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      Pages 81-90

      Do We Need Correspondence Truth?

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      Pages 91-104

      Tarskian Truth as Correspondence — Replies to Some Objections

  4. The Substantiality of Truth

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      Pages 105-115

      The Centrality of Truth

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      Pages 117-127

      Mapping the Structure of Truth: Davidson Contra Rorty

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      Pages 129-148

      The Explanatory Value of Truth Theories Embodying the Semantic Conception

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      Pages 149-161

      Negative Truth and Knowledge

  5. The Insubstantiality of Truth: The Pros and Cons of Deflationism

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      Pages 163-171

      Deflationary Truth, Aboutness and Meaning

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      Pages 173-186

      The Substance of Deflation

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      Pages 187-201

      Does the Strategy of Austerity Work?

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      Pages 203-221

      Rethinking the Concept of Truth: A Critique of Deflationism