Conceptions Of Truth by Wolfgang KunneConceptions Of Truth by Wolfgang Kunne

Conceptions Of Truth

byWolfgang Kunne

Paperback | June 30, 2005

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Truth is one of the most debated topics in philosophy; Wolfgang Kunne presents a comprehensive critical examination of all major theories. Conceptions of Truth is organized around a flow-chart comprising sixteen key questions, ranging from Is truth a property? to Is truth epistemicallyconstrained? Kunne expounds and engages with the ideas of many thinkers, from Aristotle and the Stoics, to Continental analytic philosophers like Bolzano, Brentano, and Kotarbinski, to such leading figures in current debates as Dummett, Putnam, Wright, and Horwich. He explains many importantdistinctions (between varieties of correspondence, for example, between different conceptions of making true, between various kinds of eternalism and temporalism) which have so far been neglected in the literature. Kunne argues that it is possible to give a satisfactory 'modest' account of truthwithout invoking problematic notions like correspondence, fact, or meaning. And he offers a novel argument to support the realist claim that truth outruns justifiability.The clarity of exposition and the wealth of examples will make Conceptions of Truth an invaluable and stimulating guide for advanced students and scholars in metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of language.
Wolfgang Kunne is at University of Hamburg.
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Title:Conceptions Of TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.09 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Some Questions about Truth2. A Bogus Predicate?3. Varieties of Correspondence4. In and Out of Quotation Marks5. Propositions, Time, and Eternity6. Two Pleas for Modesty7. Truth and JustifiabilityBibliographyIndex

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`... thorough, clear, and well-argued . . . In its scope and clarity the book should rightly become the standard text for an introductory graduate seminar on truth. Anyone new to the topic will do well to turn to it, and the expert will benefit both from Kunne's setting of the issues and fromhis detailed contributions ... I recommend Conceptions of Truth most highly.'Douglas Patterson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews