Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory

Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory

by Matthew McGrath
     
 

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McGrath argues for an original truth theory that combines elements of two well-known philosophical theories--deflationism and correspondence.  See more details below

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McGrath argues for an original truth theory that combines elements of two well-known philosophical theories--deflationism and correspondence.

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McGrath's dissertation, written at Brown U. between 1996 and 1998, represents the first stage of a projected larger work on the nature of truth. It examines the correspondence theory, which states that a proposition is true if it corresponds to some fact in the world, and the competing theory of deflationism, which treats truth as a device for increasing a language's expressive powers, or as a means for stating information that could not efficiently be stated otherwise. While McGrath writes that he set out to defend the correspondence theory from its deflationist detractors, in the end he finds himself defending a form of deflationism that he calls "weak deflationism." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135719531
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/21/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
2 MB

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Matthew McGrath is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University.

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