New Waves in Truth. Edited by Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen and Cory D. Wright – University of Copenhagen

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10 September 2010

New Waves in Truth. Edited by Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen and Cory D. Wright

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.

Table of Contents

PART I: DEFLATIONISM AND BEYOND

D. Patterson: Truth as Conceptually Primitive

M. Eklund: Rejectionism about Truth

N. Damnjanovic: New Wave Deflationism

B. Armour-Garb & J. A. Woodbridge: Why Deflationists should be Pretense Theorists (and Perhaps Already Are)


PART II: ASCRIPTION, ATTRIBUTION, PREDICATION

J. Collins: Compendious Assertion and Natural Language (Generalized) Quantification: A Problem for Deflationary Truth

C. Horisk: Explicit Truth Ascriptions


PART III: TRUTH VALUES

P. Greenough: Deflationism and Gaps

K.Scharp: Falsity



PART IV: THE VALUE OF TRUTH

G. Rattan: Metarepresentation and the Cognitive Value of the Concept of Truth

A. Kovach: Truth, Autonomy, and the Plurality of Goods

C. B. Wrenn: True Belief is not Instrumentally Valuable


PART V: REALISM AND CORRESPONDENCE

D. López de Sa: The Makings of Truth: Realism, Response-dependence, and Relativism

C. D. Wright & N. J. L. L. Pedersen: Truth, Pluralism, Monism, Correspondence

P. Marino: Representation-Friendly Deflationism versus Modest Correspondence


PART VI: KINDS OF TRUTH AND TRUTH-APT DISCOURSE

D. Dorsey: Truth and Error in Morality

B.Brogaard: Perspectival Truth and Color Primitivism

G.Russell: A New Problem for the Linguistic Doctrine of Necessary Truth

M.Schroeder: How to be an Expressivist about Truth

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