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Single Idea 16316

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

Full Idea

Deflationists do not hold that truth is completely dispensable. They claim that truth serves the purpose of expressing infinite conjunctions or generalisations.

Gist of Idea

Deflationists say truth is just for expressing infinite conjunctions or generalisations


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

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.56

A Reaction

It is also of obvious value as a shorthand in ordinary conversation, but rigorous accounts can paraphrase that out. 'What he said is true'. 'Pick out the true sentences from p,q,r and s' seems to mean 'affirm some of them'. What does 'affirm' mean?

Related Idea

Idea 16317 The main problem for deflationists is they can express generalisations, but not prove them [Halbach]