Chapter

Truth

Colin McGinn

in Logical Properties

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241811
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241813.003.0005
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Taking disquotation to be the essence of truth, this chapter argues that truth is that unique property of a proposition from which one can deduce the fact stated by it. This position is called ‘thick disquotationalism’, for though disquotational in nature, truth is nevertheless a robust property. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of the metaphysics of truth: truth is a primitive, non‐natural property that supervenes on the facts and is constitutive of reality.

Keywords: definition; disquotation; disquotationalism; inference; supervenience; theory of truth; truth

Chapter.  8926 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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