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Minimalism, philosophy: here, in particular, minimalist truth theories. The thesis of minimalism is that truth can be gained from the W-schema by Tarski Wr (S) <> p (e.g. "snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white) without accepting additional objects. It differs from deflationism in that it does not deny truth any substantial properties. See also deflationism, disquotationalism, inflationism, truth theory, truth definition, truth.

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Crispin Wright on Minimalism - Dictionary of Arguments

I 52
Definition minimalism/Wright: Ingredients:
(i) the equivalent scheme "it is true that P if and only if P,
(ii) "P" says that P,
(iii) a sentence can be characterized as true if its proposition is true,
(iv) the validity of the modus tollens,
(v) that it is not malicious, "P" corresponds to the facts "more than" "the things are as "P" says that they are" -
recognizes truth as a real property.(VsDeflationism)
I 102f
Minimalism/Wright: neutral between anti-realism: (Super-assertibility) and Realism: evidence transcendental truth.
I 225
Minimal capacity for truth/Wright more than minimal capacity for truth: if the facts must be mentioned in the best explanation of our true beliefs to which the beliefs relate.
I 267ff
Global Minimalism/Wright: ... it could be a global minimalism concluded rather than a total skepticism: all meanings and the truth are only at the most minimal capable of truth.
I 271
Boghossian: Global minimalism, Non-Factualism: related to meaning, not truth: there is no property that a word means something, hence no fact - attracts global non-factualism unlike any other non-factualism.
I 285
Boghossian: "global minimalism": with the truth also all meaning tilts.


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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 [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

WrightCr I
Crispin Wright
Truth and Objectivity, Cambridge 1992
German Edition:
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

WrightCr II
Crispin Wright
"Language-Mastery and Sorites Paradox"
In
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976

WrightGH I
Georg Henrik von Wright
Explanation and Understanding, New York 1971
German Edition:
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008


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