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What is Truth, and What is a Theory of Truth?

Tim Maudlin

in Truth and Paradox

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780199247295
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601781 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247293.003.0003
 What is Truth, and What is a Theory of Truth?

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Considers criteria of adequacy for a theory of truth. The semantics of the truth predicate is explicated, together with accounts of what the proximate and ultimate truth conditions of logically complex sentences are.

Keywords: I. Kant; logical truth; semantic constituent; truth predicate; T‐sentence

Chapter.  5611 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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