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Truth and Words

Gary Ebbs


This book explains how to define a disquotational truth predicate that we are directly licensed to apply not only to our own sentences as we use them now, but also to other speakers' sentences and our own sentences as we used them in the past. The conventional wisdom is that there can be no such truth predicate. For it appears that the only instances of the disquotational pattern that we are directly licensed to accept are those that define ‘is true’ for our own sentences as we use them now. This book argues that this appearance is illusory. It constructs an account of words that licenses us t ... More

Keywords: anti-individualism, definitions of truth, disquotation, inter-subjectivity, logic, self-knowledge, sentences, truth, truth predicate, words

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.001.0001


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Gary Ebbs, author
Indiana University, Bloomington
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