Truth, dependence and supervaluation: living with the ghost

Meadows, Toby (2013) Truth, dependence and supervaluation: living with the ghost. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 42 2: 221-240. doi:10.1007/s10992-011-9219-x


Author Meadows, Toby
Title Truth, dependence and supervaluation: living with the ghost
Journal name Journal of Philosophical Logic   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3611
1573-0433
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10992-011-9219-x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 221
End page 240
Total pages 20
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Abstract In J Philos Logic 34:155-192, 2005, Leitgeb provides a theory of truth which is based on a theory of semantic dependence. We argue here that the conceptual thrust of this approach provides us with the best way of dealing with semantic paradoxes in a manner that is acceptable to a classical logician. However, in investigating a problem that was raised at the end of J Philos Logic 34:155-192, 2005, we discover that something is missing from Leitgeb's original definition. Moreover, we show that once the appropriate repairs have been made, the resultant definition is equivalent to a version of the supervaluation definition suggested in J Philos 72:690-716, 1975 and discussed in detail in J Symb Log 51(3):663-681, 1986. The upshot of this is a philosophical justification for the simple supervaluation approach and fresh insight into its workings.
Keyword Truth
Semantic truth definition
Dependence
Supervaluation
Leitgeb
Kripke
Revision theory of truth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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