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Truth

Label
Truth
Title
Truth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this critical introduction to contemporary philosophical issues in the theory of truth Pascal Engel provides clear and authoritative exposition of recent and current ideas while providing original perspectives that advances discussion of the key issues. This book begins with a presentation of the classical conceptions of truth - the correspondence theory, the coherence theory and verificationist and pragmatist accounts - before examining so-called minimalist and deflationist conceptions that deny truth can be anything more than a thin concept holding no metaphysical weight. The debates betw
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Engel, Pascal
Dewey number
121
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Truth
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
Truth
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Truth lost?; 1 Classical theories of truth; 1.1 A preliminary map; 1.2 Correspondence; 1.3 Coherence; 1.4 Verificationism; 1.5 Pragmatism; 1.6 The identity theory; 2 Deflationism; 2.1 Varieties of deflationism; 2.2 Redundancy and disquotation; 2.3 Tarski's semantic theory; 2.4 Horwich's deflationist minimalism; 2.5 The false modesty of deflationism; 2.6 Rorty, Nietzsche and Heidegger; 3 Minimal realism; 3.1 Wright's minimal anti-realism; 3.2 Putnam's ""natural realism""; 3.3 Truth and truth-aptness
  • 3.4 Minimal realism stated3.5 Minimal realism and the norm of knowledge; 4 The realist/anti-realist controversies; 4.1 Theoretical truths in science; 4.2 Truth in ethics; 4.3 Mathematical truth; 4.4 Realism vindicated; 5 The norm of truth; 5.1 Truth and normativity; 5.2 The ethics of belief; 5.3 Cognitive suicide; 5.4 What's wrong with relativism; Conclusion: Truth regained; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn898770987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317489566
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898770987
Label
Truth
Publication
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Truth lost?; 1 Classical theories of truth; 1.1 A preliminary map; 1.2 Correspondence; 1.3 Coherence; 1.4 Verificationism; 1.5 Pragmatism; 1.6 The identity theory; 2 Deflationism; 2.1 Varieties of deflationism; 2.2 Redundancy and disquotation; 2.3 Tarski's semantic theory; 2.4 Horwich's deflationist minimalism; 2.5 The false modesty of deflationism; 2.6 Rorty, Nietzsche and Heidegger; 3 Minimal realism; 3.1 Wright's minimal anti-realism; 3.2 Putnam's ""natural realism""; 3.3 Truth and truth-aptness
  • 3.4 Minimal realism stated3.5 Minimal realism and the norm of knowledge; 4 The realist/anti-realist controversies; 4.1 Theoretical truths in science; 4.2 Truth in ethics; 4.3 Mathematical truth; 4.4 Realism vindicated; 5 The norm of truth; 5.1 Truth and normativity; 5.2 The ethics of belief; 5.3 Cognitive suicide; 5.4 What's wrong with relativism; Conclusion: Truth regained; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn898770987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317489566
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898770987

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