New Waves in Truth

Paperback | September 15, 2010

EditorNikolaj J.L.L. Pedersen, Cory Wright

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Two decades ago, there was a great flurry of work on the subject of truth, which subsequently set much of the agenda for future debates. Interest in the subject of truth remains unabated at all levels of inquiry, both within philosophy and from without, in both academic and popular guises. But while truth continues to be of focal interest, it seems that there have been remarkably fewer new directions since then. New Waves in Truth offers eighteen new and original research papers on truth and other alethic phenomena by twenty of the most promising young scholars working on truth today. Contributions to the volume span truth ascriptions, deflationism, realism and the correspondence theory, the value of truth, and kinds of truth and truth-apt discourse. The research programs of the contributors are beginning to reset that agenda, and each is positioned to make new waves throughout the subject.

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Two decades ago, there was a great flurry of work on the subject of truth, which subsequently set much of the agenda for future debates. Interest in the subject of truth remains unabated at all levels of inquiry, both within philosophy and from without, in both academic and popular guises. But while truth continues to be of focal inter...

NIKOLAJ J. L. L. PEDERSEN is currently a Research Fellow at the University of California Los Angeles, USA and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and the Arché Research Centre at the University of St. Andrews, UK.   CORY D. WRIGHT i...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.52 × 5.13 × 0.83 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230229980

ISBN - 13:9780230229983

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Notes on the Editors
List of Contributors
PART I: DEFLATIONISM AND BEYOND
Truth as Conceptually Primitive; D.Patterson
Rejectionism about Truth; M.Eklund
New Wave Deflationism; N.Damnjanovic
Why Deflationists should be Pretense Theorists (and Perhaps Already Are); B.Armour-Garb&J.A.Woodbridge
PART II: ASCRIPTION, ATTRIBUTION, PREDICATION
Compendious Assertion and Natural Language (Generalized) Quantification: A Problem for Deflationary Truth; J.Collins
Explicit Truth Ascriptions; C.Horisk
PART III: TRUTH VALUES
Deflationism and Gaps; P.Greenough
Falsity; K.Scharp
PART IV: THE VALUE OF TRUTH
Metarepresentation and the Cognitive Value of the Concept of Truth; G.Rattan
Truth, Autonomy, and the Plurality of Goods; A.Kovach
True Belief is not Instrumentally Valuable; C.B.Wrenn
PART V: REALISM AND CORRESPONDENCE
The Makings of Truth: Realism, Response-dependence, and Relativism; D.López de Sa
Truth, Pluralism, Monism, Correspondence; C.D.Wright&N.J.L.L.Pedersen
Representation-Friendly Deflationism versus Modest Correspondence; P.Marino
PART VI: KINDS OF TRUTH AND TRUTH-APT DISCOURSE
Truth and Error in Morality; D.Dorsey
Perspectival Truth and Color Primitivism; B.Brogaard
A New Problem for the Linguistic Doctrine of Necessary Truth; G.Russell
How to be an Expressivist about Truth; M.Schroeder
Index