Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points

Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points Synthese https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1831-7 Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points Sergi Oms Received: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract In this paper I introduce Horwich’s deflationary theory of truth, called ‘Min- imalism’, and I present his proposal of how to cope with the Liar Paradox. The proposal proceeds by restricting the T-schema and, as a consequence of that, it needs a con- structive specification of which instances of the T-schema are to be excluded from Minimalism. Horwich has presented, in an informal way, one construction that speci- fies the Minimalist theory. The main aim of the paper is to present and scrutinize some formal versions of Horwich’s construction. Keywords Minimalism · Deflationism · Paul Horwich · Saul Kripke · Fixed point constructions Paul Horwich is a deflationist about truth. This means that, according to him, truth is not a genuine or robust property, but a deflationary one, in the sense that, properly speaking, the truth predicate is not used to describe anything: truths do not share any interesting common property. In general, deflationists think that asserting that some- thing is true is equivalent to asserting that very something itself; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Synthese Springer Journals

Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points

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Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Logic; Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics
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Synthese https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1831-7 Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points Sergi Oms Received: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract In this paper I introduce Horwich’s deflationary theory of truth, called ‘Min- imalism’, and I present his proposal of how to cope with the Liar Paradox. The proposal proceeds by restricting the T-schema and, as a consequence of that, it needs a con- structive specification of which instances of the T-schema are to be excluded from Minimalism. Horwich has presented, in an informal way, one construction that speci- fies the Minimalist theory. The main aim of the paper is to present and scrutinize some formal versions of Horwich’s construction. Keywords Minimalism · Deflationism · Paul Horwich · Saul Kripke · Fixed point constructions Paul Horwich is a deflationist about truth. This means that, according to him, truth is not a genuine or robust property, but a deflationary one, in the sense that, properly speaking, the truth predicate is not used to describe anything: truths do not share any interesting common property. In general, deflationists think that asserting that some- thing is true is equivalent to asserting that very something itself;

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Published: May 30, 2018

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