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Single Idea 16330

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

Full Idea

Truth-value 'gluts' correspond to a so-called dialethic conception of truth; excluding gluts and admitting only 'gaps' leads to a conception of what is usually called 'partial' truth.


'Dialethic' means having two truth values at once

Gist of Idea

Truth-value 'gluts' allow two truth values together; 'gaps' give a partial conception of truth


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth [2011], 15.2)

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.212

A Reaction

Talk of 'gaps' and 'gluts' seem to be the neatest way of categorising views of truth. I want a theory with no gaps or gluts.