Truth Weakly Inflated

Kuegler, Peter (2000) Truth Weakly Inflated. Teorema, XIX (2). pp. 19-32.


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While deflationism says too little about truth, strong inflationist theories say too much about it. Weak inflationism takes a middle course. Based on a truth-definition reminiscent of Aristotle's well-known statement in the Metaphysica, it reveals how truth, reality and meaning are related to each other. According to weak inflationism this interrelation is all that philosophy can discover about the nature of truth. Quantification over sentence-tokens is rigorously used within the theory, which is also sensitive to the difference between spoken and written language.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deflationism; Epistemology; Inflationism; Language; Truth
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XIX (2000)
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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