Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Deflationism: collective term for theories that conceive truth as a property of sentences, not as something that should be realized (> pragmatism). The basis for deflationism is the scheme of Tarki’s definition of truth like "Snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white. See also disquotationalism, theories of truth, truth definition, meaning theory, meaning holism, holism, prosentential theory, translation, pragmatism.
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Brandom I 471
Redundancy Theory/Dummett/Brandom: presupposes the content of the non-semantic assertion in view of which the semantic assertion ("it is true that ...") is redundant.
DummettVsDeflationism: therefore propositional content cannot be explained by truth conditions - (although everything has truth conditions).

Du I
M. Dummett
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27