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The Metaphysics 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/10.1093/0199247293.003.0009
 The Metaphysics of Truth

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To what extent are there facts about truth? We must distinguish between claims that are factual, i.e. true, and the ontological facts in virtue of which they are true. The truth of sentences is not among those ontological facts, so there is no reason to expect that a general theory of truth need itself be true. An appendix discusses the problem of vagueness as different challenge to bivalence.

Keywords: bivalence; facts; factual; metaphysics; truth; vagueness

Chapter.  13693 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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