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Truth as One and Many

Truth as One and Many

Michael P. Lynch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

What is truth? This book defends a new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent ... More

Truth by AnalysisGames, Names, and Philosophy

Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856145
eISBN:
9780199919567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What kind of subject is philosophy? This book takes up this perennial question, defending the view that philosophy consists of conceptual analysis, construed broadly. Conceptual analysis is ... More

Truth in Virtue of MeaningA Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Gillian Russell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence: synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because ... More

Truth Through ProofA Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Alan Weir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book defends an anti-platonist philosophy of mathematics derived from game formalism. Classic formalists claimed implausibly that mathematical utterances are truth-valueless moves in a game. ... More

Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

François Recanati

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199226993
eISBN:
9780191710223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This book argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, it shows that what an utterance ... More

Truth, etc.Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199568178
eISBN:
9780191702037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is a study of ancient logic based upon the John Locke lectures given in Oxford. Its six chapters discuss the following: firstly, certain ancient ideas about truth; secondly, the ... More

Truth, Fiction, and LiteratureA Philosophical Perspective

Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore ... More

Truth, Language, and HistoryPhilosophical Essays Volume 5

Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book features a collection of essays by Donald Davidson that explore the relations between language and the world, speaker intention and linguistic meaning, language and mind, mind and body, ... More

Truth, Rationality, and PragmatismThemes from Peirce

Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Christopher Hookway

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Charles Peirce's pragmatist philosophy contains important ideas for understanding the nature of epistemic rationality and rational self‐control. After a discussion of his views about the different ... More

Truth, Thought, ReasonEssays on Frege

Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Tyler Burge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is made up of an introductory chapter, ten historical/philosophical chapters on Frege, and four postscripts to the chapters. The topics are divided into the three areas of the book's title: ... More

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