The Correspondence Theory of Truth: An Essay on the Metaphysics of Predication

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Overview

This work presents a version of the correspondence theory of truth based on Wittgenstein's Tractatus and Russell's theory of truth and discusses related metaphysical issues such as predication, facts, and propositions. Like Russell and one prominent interpretation of the Tractatus, it assumes a realist view of universals and argues that facts as real entities are not needed. It will intrigue teachers and advanced students of philosophy interested in the conception of truth and in the metaphysics related to the correspondence theory of truth.

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"The Correspondence Theory of Truth is a welcome addition to the literature on truth ... Newman has done a thorough job of providing us with such an account. His book should be at the forefront of the debate about the nature of truth for a long time to come." Philosophy in Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521009881
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Universals, predication and truth; 2. The univocity of truth; 3. The correspondence theory for predicative sentences; 4. Russell's theory of truth and its principal problems; 5. How predicative beliefs correspond to the world; 6. The metaphysics of facts; 7. The metaphysics of propositions; 8. The correspondence theory and complex propositions; Bibliography; Index.

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