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Single Idea 14008

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth]

Full Idea

The problem with the redundancy theory of truth is that it conflates the metalinguistic notion of bivalence with a theorem of the object language, namely the law of excluded middle.

Gist of Idea

The redundancy theory conflates metalinguistic bivalence with object-language excluded middle


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], 3.III Pr3)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.95

Related Ideas

Idea 8179 The law of excluded middle is the logical reflection of the principle of bivalence [Dummett]

Idea 4752 Deflationism must reduce bivalence ('p is true or false') to excluded middle ('p or not-p') [Engel]