Marian David defends the correspondence theory of truth against the disquotational theory of truth, its current major rival. The correspondence theory asserts that truth is a philosophically rich and profound notion in need of serious explanation. Disquotationalists offer a radically deflationary account inspired by Tarski and propagated by Quine and others. They reject the correspondence theory, insist truth is anemic, and advance an qanti-theoryq of truth that is essentially a collection of platitudes: qSnow is whiteq is true if and only if snow is white; qGrass is greenq is true if and only if grass is green. According to disquotationalists, the only profound insight about truth is that it lacks profundity. David contrasts the correspondence theory with disquotationalism and then develops the latter position in rich detail - more than has been available in previous literature - to show its faults. He demonstrates that disquotationalism is not a tenable theory of truth, as it has too many absurd consequences.Marian David defends the correspondence theory of truth against the disquotational theory of truth, its current major rival.
|Title||:||Correspondence and Disquotation|
|Author||:||Marian Alexander David|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 1994|