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Realism and Truth

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/10.1093/0199251266.003.0003
Realism and Truth

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This essay argues that the problems of truth and realism are independent of one another. Impressions to the contrary stem from the fact that realist and anti-realist positions must be formulated with the notion of truth. However, such formulations merely confirm the epistemologically and metaphysically neutral, deflationary theory, since they rest on the generalising function of the truth-predicare.

Keywords: truth; realism; anti-realism; deflationary theory; contrary impressions; truth-predicare

Chapter.  4201 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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