Ideas from 'Pragmatism and Deflationism' by Cheryl Misak [2007], by Theme Structure

[found in 'New Pramatists' (ed/tr Misak,Cheryl) [OUP 2009,978-0-19-927998-2]].

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3. Truth / E. Pragmatic Truth / 1. Pragmatic Truth
For pragmatists the loftiest idea of truth is just a feature of what remains forever assertible
Truth makes disagreements matter, or worth settling
'True' is used for emphasis, clarity, assertion, comparison, objectivity, meaning, negation, consequence...
Truth is proper assertion, but that has varying standards
'That's true' doesn't just refer back to a sentence, but implies sustained evidence for it
Truth isn't a grand elusive property, if it is just the aim of our assertions and inquiries
3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / a. Tarski's truth definition
Disquotation is bivalent
Disquotationalism resembles a telephone directory
Disquotations says truth is assertion, and assertion proclaims truth - but what is 'assertion'?
3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth
Deflating the correspondence theory doesn't entail deflating all the other theories
Deflationism isn't a theory of truth, but an account of its role in natural language
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
The anti-realism debate concerns whether indefeasibility is a plausible aim of inquiry