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3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth

[truth is an unnecessary meaningless concept]

12 ideas
That a judgement is true and that we judge it true are quite different things [Peirce]
The property of truth in 'It is true that I smell violets' adds nothing to 'I smell violets' [Frege]
"The death of Caesar is true" is not the same proposition as "Caesar died" [Russell]
"It is true that x" means no more than x [Ramsey]
'It is true that this follows' means simply: this follows [Wittgenstein]
Truth can't be eliminated from universal claims, or from particular unspecified claims [Tarski]
Truth is redundant for single sentences; we do better to simply speak the sentence [Quine]
Asserting the truth of an indexical statement is not the same as uttering the statement [Putnam]
Truth is basic and clear, so don't try to replace it with something simpler [Davidson]
The redundancy theory cannot explain inferences from 'what x said is true' and 'x said p', to p [Horwich]
Truth is dispensable, by replacing truth claims with the sentence itself [Azzouni]
The redundancy theory conflates metalinguistic bivalence with object-language excluded middle [Bourne]