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Single Idea 15656

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

Full Idea

According to many deflationists, truth serves merely the purpose of expressing infinite conjunctions.

Gist of Idea

Deflationists say truth merely serves to express infinite conjunctions


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth (2005 ver) [2005], 1.3)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.4

A Reaction

That is, it asserts sentences that are too numerous to express individually. It also seems, on a deflationist view, to serve for anaphoric reference to sentences, such as 'what she just said is true'.