Ideas from 'Truth (2nd edn)' by Paul Horwich [1990], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Truth (2nd edn)' by Horwich,Paul [OUP 1998,0-19-875223-7]].

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 1. Truth
The function of the truth predicate? Understanding 'true'? Meaning of 'true'? The concept of truth? A theory of truth?
3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth
Some correspondence theories concern facts; others are built up through reference and satisfaction
3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 3. Correspondence Truth critique
The common-sense theory of correspondence has never been worked out satisfactorily
3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth
The redundancy theory cannot explain inferences from 'what x said is true' and 'x said p', to p
3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth
No deflationary conception of truth does justice to the fact that we aim for truth
The deflationary picture says believing a theory true is a trivial step after believing the theory
Truth is a useful concept for unarticulated propositions and generalisations about them
5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 1. Logical Form
Logical form is the aspects of meaning that determine logical entailments
5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 2. Descriptions / c. Theory of definite descriptions
The theory of definite descriptions reduces the definite article 'the' to the concepts of predicate logic
19. Language / B. Meaning / 6. Meaning as Truth-Conditions
We could know the truth-conditions of a foreign sentence without knowing its meaning
19. Language / E. Propositions / 3. Types of Proposition
There are Fregean de dicto propositions, and Russellian de re propositions, or a mixture
19. Language / G. Interpretation / 2. Indeterminacy
Right translation is a mapping of languages which preserves basic patterns of usage