Understanding Truth / Edition 1

Understanding Truth / Edition 1

by Scott Soames
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195123352

ISBN-13: 9780195123357

Pub. Date: 12/17/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this masterful work, Princeton philosopher Scott Soames illuminates the notion of truth and the role it plays in our ordinary thought as well as in our logical, philosophical, and scientific theories. Soames aims to integrate and deepen the most significant insights on truth from a variety of sources.

Overview

In this masterful work, Princeton philosopher Scott Soames illuminates the notion of truth and the role it plays in our ordinary thought as well as in our logical, philosophical, and scientific theories. Soames aims to integrate and deepen the most significant insights on truth from a variety of sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195123357
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/17/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction3
Part IFoundational Issues
1Truth Bearers13
2Forms of Truth Skepticism20
Part IITwo Theories of Truth
3Tarski's Definition of Truth67
4The Significance of Tarski's Theory of Truth98
5Lessons of the Liar148
6Truth, Paradox, and Partially Defined Predicates163
Part IIIExtensions
7Vagueness, Partiality, and the Sorites Paradox203
8What Is Truth?: The Deflationary Perspective228
Index263

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