Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Horwich I 497
Deflationism/correspondence/M.Williams: for deflationism, a minimal correspondence is available: the one that ist assumed in the causal theory (of reference).


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B. Williams
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy London 2011

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M. Williams
Problems of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction to Epistemology Oxford 2001

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-19