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Truth

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

Abstract

This book is a concise introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. Combining philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the view known as deflationism. In clear language, the book covers a wide range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth–value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism and pluralism about truth, and semantic paradoxes from Alfred Tarski to Saul Kripke and beyond. The book provides a rich picture of contemporary philosophical theorizing about truth, one that will be essential r ... More

Keywords: truth, deflationism, meaning, value, relativism, pluralism, Alfred Tarski, Saul Kripke

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144016
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexis G. Burgess, author
Stanford University

John P. Burgess, author
Princeton University