Truth

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2002 - Philosophy - 177 pages
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Engel argues that, although the minimalist conception of truth is basically right, it does not follow that truth can be eliminated from our philosophical thinking, as is claimed by some radical deflationists. In particular, he shows that some deflationist views have a definitively relativist and "postmodernist" ring and should be rejected. Even if a metaphysically substantive theory of truth has little chance to succeed, he argues, truth plays a central role as a norm or guiding value of our rational inquiries and practices in the philosophy of knowledge and in ethics.
  

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Contents

Classical theories of truth
9
Deflationism
41
Minimal realism
65
The realistantirealist controversies
99
The norm of truth
125
Truth regained
147
Bibliography
161
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University of Paris IV-Sorbonne

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