Theories of Truth An Introduction

Author: Timothy M. Mosteller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441191968
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From the Pre-Socratics to the 21st century, Theories of Truth: An Introduction provides a clear, introductory account of the major theories of truth. Starting with a defense of the importance of truth in reflection, this introduction guides readers through correspondence, coherence, deflationist and pragmatic theories to the connection between truth and rationality. Without assuming prior knowledge, it thematically introduces the key theories and explains the challenges and objections that exist as well as the links that can be made with other areas of human inquiry. Informative and critical, each chapter covers a single theory and presents a robust coverage of the debates, accessible descriptions of technicalities and an accurate account of the history. For undergraduates looking to understand the place, development and importance of truth in either epistemology specifically or philosophy in general, Theories of Truth: An Introduction offers a straightforward understanding of truth, clarifying both the history of the theories and the current debates about them.

Theory and Truth

Author: Lawrence Sklar
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780199251575
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Lawrence Sklar examines three kinds of philosophical scepticism about truth in science, and reveals the important role that they play within foundational science itself, especially physics. Theory and Truth shows that one cannot understand the methods of science except by understanding philosophy, and one cannot fruitfully pursue philosophy of science without understanding foundational science as well.

The Primitivist Theory of Truth

Author: Jamin Asay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107434955
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Jamin Asay's book offers a fresh and daring perspective on the age-old question 'What is truth?', with a comprehensive articulation and defence of primitivism, the view that truth is a fundamental and indefinable concept. Often associated with Frege and the early Russell and Moore, primitivism has been largely absent from the larger conversation surrounding the nature of truth. Asay defends primitivism by drawing on a range of arguments from metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of logic, and navigates between correspondence theory and deflationism by reviving analytic philosophy's first theory of truth. In its exploration of the role that truth plays in our cognitive and linguistic lives, The Primitivist Theory of Truth offers an account of not just the nature of truth, but the foundational role that truth plays in our conceptual scheme. It will be valuable for students and scholars of philosophy of language and of metaphysics.

The Truth of Science

Author: Roger G. Newton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674910928
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Examines the aims and tools of science for creating theories and explanations of phenomena, with an eye to answering the question of whether or not science actually leads to true comprehension of reality

Set Theory

Author: Ralf Schindler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319067257
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This textbook gives an introduction to axiomatic set theory and examines the prominent questions that are relevant in current research in a manner that is accessible to students. Its main theme is the interplay of large cardinals, inner models, forcing and descriptive set theory. The following topics are covered: • Forcing and constructability • The Solovay-Shelah Theorem i.e. the equiconsistency of ‘every set of reals is Lebesgue measurable’ with one inaccessible cardinal • Fine structure theory and a modern approach to sharps • Jensen’s Covering Lemma • The equivalence of analytic determinacy with sharps • The theory of extenders and iteration trees • A proof of projective determinacy from Woodin cardinals. Set Theory requires only a basic knowledge of mathematical logic and will be suitable for advanced students and researchers.

The Revision Theory of Truth

Author: Anil Gupta
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262071444
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In this rigorous investigation into the logic of truth Anil Gupta and Nuel Belnapexplain how the concept of truth works in both ordinary and pathological contexts. The latterinclude, for instance, contexts that generate Liar Paradox. Their central claim is that truth is acircular concept. In support of this claim they provide a widely applicable theory (the "revisiontheory") of circular concepts. Under the revision theory, when truth is seen as circular both itsordinary features and its pathological features fall into a simple understandable pattern.TheRevision Theory of Truth is unique in placing truth in the context of a general theory ofdefinitions. This theory makes sense of arbitrary systems of mutually interdependent concepts, ofwhich circular concepts, such as truth, are but a special case.Anil Gupta is Professor of Philosophyat Indiana University. Nuel Belnap is Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy atthe University of Pittsburgh.

The Concept of Truth in International Relations Theory

Author: Matthew Fluck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550333
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This book charts the role played by conceptions of truth in the development of a critical tradition of International Relations theory. Providing a detailed account of the conceptions which have shaped the work of Critical Theorists and Poststructuralists, the book reaffirms the importance of epistemic reflection for the discipline. It argues that the partially abstract character of the main strands of critical IR arises not from their concern with epistemic matters, but from their insistence that truth is purely intersubjective. Drawing on the philosophy of Theodor Adorno, the book argues that IR’s critical tradition can be rejuvenated by combining its original politicisation of truth with a critical account of its ‘objectivity’. The book will be a valuable resource for scholars and graduate students interested in the future of critical International Relations theory.

Politics and Truth

Author: Theresa Man Ling Lee
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438410328
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Considers the contested concept of truth in contemporary politics in light of the postmodernist challenge to Enlightenment ideals and examines the treatment of truth in an unusual lineup of thinkers ranging from Plato and Hobbes to Weber, Foucault, and Arendt.

Politics and Truth

Author: Theresa Man Ling Lee
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791435038
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Considers the contested concept of truth in contemporary politics in light of the postmodernist challenge to Enlightenment ideals and examines the treatment of truth in an unusual lineup of thinkers ranging from Plato and Hobbes to Weber, Foucault, and Arendt.

Truth Matters Theory and Practice in Psychoanalysis

Author: Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004314997
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In Truth Matters: Theory and Practice in Psychoanalysis , Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot draws philosophical investigations of truth into psychoanalysis with wide ranging implications for both theory and clinical practice. Her ‘truth axes’ offer a powerful tool for understanding the mental world as well as for improving psychotherapy.