Single Idea 12439

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth]

Full Idea

No truth predicate is ever indispensable, because Tarski biconditionals, the equivalences between sentences and explicit truth ascriptions to those sentences, allow us to replace explicit truth ascriptions with the sentences themselves.


E.g. 'Snow is white' is true iff snow is white

Gist of Idea

Truth is dispensable, by replacing truth claims with the sentence itself


Jody Azzouni (Deflating Existential Consequence [2004], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Azzouni,Jody: 'Deflating Existential Consequence' [OUP 2004], p.16

A Reaction

Holding a sentence to be true isn't the same as saying that it is true, and it isn't the same as saying the sentence, because one might say it in an ironic tone of voice.