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Single Idea 16317

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

Full Idea

The main criticism that deflationist theories based on the disquotation sentences or similar axioms have to meet was raised by Tarski: the disquotation sentences do not allow one to prove generalisations.

Gist of Idea

The main problem for deflationists is they can express generalisations, but not prove them


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth [2011], 7)

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.61

Related Idea

Idea 16316 Deflationists say truth is just for expressing infinite conjunctions or generalisations [Halbach]