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Truisms

Michael P. Lynch

in Truth as One and Many

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218738
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.003.0002
 Truisms

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This chapter addresses two important preliminary questions. First, what makes a theory of truth about truth as opposed to about some other thing? And second, what makes a theory of truth qualify as a theory? It argues that theories of truth must explain — or explain away — the core truisms, or folk-theoretic beliefs we have about truth.

Keywords: objectivity; end of Inquiry; T-schema; truth

Chapter.  4271 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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