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Replacing Truth

Kevin Scharp


The book proposes a theory of the nature and logic of truth in which truth is an inconsistent concept that should be replaced for certain theoretical purposes. The book opens with an overview of work on the nature of truth (e.g. correspondence theories, deflationism), work on the liar and related paradoxes, and a comprehensive scheme for combining these two literatures into a unified study of the concept truth. Truth is best understood as an inconsistent concept, and the book proposes a detailed theory of inconsistent concepts that can be applied to the case of truth. Truth also happens to be ... More

Keywords: truth, liar paradox, inconsistent concepts, ascending truth, descending truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653850
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Scharp, author
Ohio State University