Truth, deflationary theories of
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References and further reading
Field, H. (1986) ‘The Deflationary Conception of Truth’, in G.
MacDonald and C.
Wright (eds) Fact, Science and Morality, Oxford: Blackwell.
(An important attack on the Deflationary Thesis. Not for beginners.)
Geyer, D.L. (1917) ‘The Relation of Truth to Tests’, Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods
(Contains the earliest statement of what today would be called a redundancy theory.)
Grover, D.L., Camp, J.L., Jr and Belnap, N.D., Jr (1975) ‘A Prosentential Theory of Truth’, Philosophical Studies
(Presentation of a prosentential theory of truth by its inventors.)
Horwich, P. (1990) Truth, Oxford: Blackwell.
(Along with Williams – see below – one of the most thorough and best-argued defences of the redundancy theory. Horwich, however, rejects the Gratuity Thesis and endorses a milder than usual version of the Deflationary Thesis.)
Kirkham, R.L. (1992) Theories of Truth: A Critical Introduction, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(An introduction to theories of truth. Chapter 10 expands on the issues in this entry.)
Körner, S. (1955) ‘Truth as a Predicate’, Analysis
(A potent, early attack on what is now called deflationism before the latter became popular.)
Price, H. (1988) Facts and the Function of Truth, Oxford: Blackwell.
(Presents a Darwinian theory of truth ascriptions.)
Ramsey, F.P. (1927) ‘Facts and Propositions’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society supplement to 7: 153–170.
(The first statement of a redundancy theory to have a widespread impact.)
Strawson, P.F. (1950) ‘Truth’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society supplement to 24: 129–156.
(The classic statement of the performative theory of truth ascriptions.)
Williams, C.J.F. (1976) What is Truth?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Along with Horwich – see above – one of the most thorough and best-argued defences of what could fairly be called a redundancy theory.)
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