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The Taming of the True

Neil Tennant


This book poses a broad challenge to the realist views of meaning and truth that have been prominent in recent philosophy. The book starts with a careful critical survey of the realism debate, guiding the reader through its complexities; it then presents a sustained defence of the anti-realist view that every truth is knowable in principle, and that grasp of meaning must be able to be made manifest. Sceptical arguments for the indeterminacy or non-factuality of meaning are countered; and the much-maligned notion of analyticity is reinvestigated and rehabilitated. The book goes on to show that ... More

Keywords: realism, meaning and truth, realism debate, anti-realist views, anti-realist view, natural scientific discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.001.0001


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Neil Tennant, author
Ohio State University
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