Single Idea 4755

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

Full Idea

The deflationist view is silent about the fact that our assertions and beliefs are generally made or held for certain reasons.

Gist of Idea

Deflationism cannot explain why we hold beliefs for reasons


Pascal Engel (Truth [2002], 2.5)

Book Reference

Engel,Pascal: 'Truth' [Acumen 2002], p.57

A Reaction

The point here must be that I attribute strength to my beliefs, depending on how much support I have for them - how much support for their real truth. I scream "That's really TRUE!" when I have very good reasons.