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Single Idea 19106

[catalogued under 3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / a. Tarski's truth definition]

Full Idea

The point of the disquotational schema is that to say that a sentence is true is to assert it, and to assert a sentence is to say that it is true. We must then ask what it is to assert or endorse a proposition.

Gist of Idea

Disquotations says truth is assertion, and assertion proclaims truth - but what is 'assertion'?


Cheryl Misak (Pragmatism and Deflationism [2007], 4)

Book Reference

'New Pragmatists', ed/tr. Misak,Cheryl [OUP 2009], p.81

A Reaction

[She is referring to the views of Crispin Wright] Most people would say that we assert something because we think it is true, and truth is obviously prior. Clearly if it has been asserted, that was because someone thought it was true.