New Waves in Truth

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2010 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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Two decades ago, there was a great flurry of work on the subject of truth, which subsequently set much of the agenda for future debates. Interest in the subject of truth remains unabated at all levels of inquiry, both within philosophy and from without, in both academic and popular guises. But while truth continues to be of focal interest, it seems that there have been remarkably fewer new directions since then. New Waves in Truth offers eighteen new and original research papers on truth and other alethic phenomena by twenty of the most promising young scholars working on truth today. Contributions to the volume span truth ascriptions, deflationism, realism and the correspondence theory, the value of truth, and kinds of truth and truth-apt discourse. The research programs of the contributors are beginning to reset that agenda, and each is positioned to make new waves throughout the subject.

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Contents

Wright Nikolaj I L L Pedersen
5
Truth as Conceptually Primitive
13
Rejectionism about Truth
30
New Wave Deflationism
45
Why Deflationists Should be Pretense Theorists and Perhaps
59
Compendious Assertion and Natural Language Generalized
81
Explicit Truth Ascriptions
97
Deflationism and Truth Value Gaps
115
Truth Autonomy and the Plurality of Goods
157
Realism ResponseDependence
191
Truth Pluralism Monism Correspondence
205
RepresentationFriendly Deflationism versus Modest
218
Truth and Error in Morality
235
Perspectival Truth and Color Primitivism
249
A New Problem for the Linguistic Doctrine of Necessary Truth
267
How to Be an Expressivist about Truth
282

Falsity
126
Metarepresentation and the Cognitive Value of the Concept
139
References
299
Index
313

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About the author (2010)

\NIKOLAJ J. L. L. PEDERSEN is currently a Research Fellow at the University of California Los Angeles, USA and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and the Arché Research Centre at the University of St. Andrews, UK. 
 
CORY D. WRIGHT is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University Long Beach, USA. Previously, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Universiteit Utrecht, a James S. McDonnell post-doctoral fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University St. Louis, and a visiting fellow at the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Universiteit van Tilburg.

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