Single Idea 6334

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 1. Truth]

Full Idea

We must distinguish the function of the truth predicate, what it is to understand 'true', the meaning of 'true', grasping the concept of truth, and a theory of truth itself.

Gist of Idea

The function of the truth predicate? Understanding 'true'? Meaning of 'true'? The concept of truth? A theory of truth?


Paul Horwich (Truth (2nd edn) [1990], Ch.2.8)

Book Reference

Horwich,Paul: 'Truth (2nd edn)' [OUP 1998], p.36

A Reaction

It makes you feel tired to think about it. Presumably every other philosophical analysis has to do this many jobs. Clearly Horwich wants to propose one account which will do all five jobs. Personally I don't believe these five are really distinct.