Single Idea 23299

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth]

Full Idea

Horwich's brave and striking move is to make the primary bearers of truth propositions - not exactly a new idea in itself, but new in the context of a serious attempt to defend deflationism.

Gist of Idea

Horwich's deflationary view is novel, because it relies on propositions rather than sentences


report of Paul Horwich (Truth (2nd edn) [1990]) by Donald Davidson - The Folly of Trying to Define Truth p.30

Book Reference

Davidson,Donald: 'Truth, Language and History' [OUP 2005], p.30

A Reaction

Davidson rejects propositions because they can't be individuated, but I totally accept propositions. I'm puzzled why this would produce a deflationist theory, since I think it points to a much more robust view.