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Single Idea 19104

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth]

Full Idea

Deflationist theories are not theories of truth, or theories of what truth is. ...They are theories which try to explain the role that 'true' plays in natural languages.

Gist of Idea

Deflationism isn't a theory of truth, but an account of its role in natural language


Cheryl Misak (Pragmatism and Deflationism [2007], 3)

Book Reference

'New Pragmatists', ed/tr. Misak,Cheryl [OUP 2009], p.77

A Reaction

[She cites Dorothy Grover 2001,2002] If so, then the modern axiomatic theory of truth sounds appealing, because it tries to give a fuller and more precise account than a mere list is disquotations could possibly give.

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Idea 19096 Disquotationalism resembles a telephone directory [Misak]