Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
Inflationism, philosophy: Inflationism, (usually not so-called), requires, in addition to determining whether a statement is true, the specification of conditions under which it is true. From this a truth-definition is to be obtained. The opposite term is the deflationism, that assumes that the truth schema S <> [p] with the example "snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white sufficient for a truth definition for formal languages. This latter view is also called disquotationalism, because the quotation is deprived of its quotes to the left of the equivalence.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Inflationism   Field, Hartry
Horwich, Paul Inflationism   Horwich, Paul


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29