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New Frontiers in Truth

Editor(s): Fabio Bacchini, Stefano Caputo, Massimo Dell'Utri
Contributors: Elia Zardini, Andrea Strollo, Annalisa Coliva, Sebastiano Moruzzi, Pascal Engel, Dan Zeman, Filippo Ferrari,

Book Description

Although philosophers have been concerned with truth since at least the age of Plato, the last thirty years have witnessed a veritable explosion of the philosophical debate on this topic. The touchpaper which lit the fuse for this was undoubtedly the Deflationist Renaissance (half a century after the seminal work of F.P. Ramsey) due, in the Seventies, both to the Quinean disquotational interpretation of the Tarskian truth definitions and to the development of the prosentential theory of truth by D. Grover, J. Kamp and N. Belnap, and, from the second half of the Eighties onwards, to the forceful defences of deflationary conceptions provided by H. Field and P. Horwich.

The philosophical struggle on deflationism has been thought-provoking: by arguing on the merits and shortcomings of such a conception, philosophers have come to broaden and deepen the discussion on truth beyond the boundaries of deflationism.

The varieties of problems tackled by the essays in this book highlight how the land of Truth is still far from having been totally explored, and how, in this intellectual endeavour, real progresses can be achieved.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6806-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6806-X
Date of Publication: 01/12/2014
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £47.99
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Biography

Fabio Bacchini is Professor of Epistemology at the University of Sassari, Italy. He has written on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science, nanoethics, bioethics, and rational argumentation in ethics. His current research interests focus on the philosophy of perception, mental causation, and the metaphysics of causation.

Stefano Caputo is Lecturer in Philosophy and Theory of Languages at the University of Sassari, Italy. He is the author of Fattori di verità [Truth-Makers] (2005), and of papers on the theory of truth, including “The Dependence of Truth on Being: Is there a Problem for Minimalism?” (2013), “Three Dilemmas for Alethic Functionalism” (2012) and “Truth-Making: What It Is not and What It Could Be” (2007).

Massimo Dell’Utri teaches Philosophy of Language at the University of Sassari, Italy. He is the author of a book on Hilary Putnam’s realism and a book on alethic deflationism, and has published a collection of essays on epistemology and metaphysics. His current research focuses on epistemological and metaphysical issues, especially the concept of truth.