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Introduction

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199251261
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602252 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251266.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief explanation of the philosophy of ‘deflationism.’ It then presents an overview of the essays included in this volume. The essays illustrate Paul Horwich’s deflationary perspective on the nature of truth, realism vs antirealism, the creation of meaning, epistemic rationality, the conceptual role of ‘ought,’ probabilistic models of scientific reasoning, and the trajectory of Wittgenstein’s philosophy.

Keywords: deflationism; philosophy; truth; realism; meaning; rationality; scientific reasoning; Wittgenstein; ought

Chapter.  2073 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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