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Redundancy theory: comprises the thesis that nothing is added to a true sentence when it is said that it is true. In other words, each sentence asserts its own truth; the appending of the truth predicate "is true" would thus be redundant. See also judgment, truth theory, truth definition, deflationism, minimalism, disquotationalism, all that he said is true, predication.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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E. Tugendhat on Redundancy Theory - Dictionary of Arguments

I 252
Redundancy theory / Tugendhat: there is a surplus in the expression ’p’ incomparison to the incomplete expression ’that p’ - it is this plus that the addition of ’is true’ expressed - that is not at all trivial. - It would be trivial if one presupposes that one already understands the use of assertoric sentences. - "True" can be eliminated - (Tugendhat per redundancy theory)
I 266
TugendhatVsredundancy theory: if truth is necessary for determining the meaning of a sentence (by truth conditions), then "true" should not be eliminable.
>Truth conditions
, >Understanding, >Meaning.
I 315
Redundancy theory / Tugendhat: presupposes that the difference between ("it is said") "that p" and "p" is already understood.
Cf. >That-sentences, >Levels, >Description levels, >Truth.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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