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Title: Theories of Truth
Edited By: Frederick F. Schmitt
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631222162&site=1
Series Title: Blackwell Readings in Philosophy
Description:

The classic and contemporary readings in this collection represent the four
most influential theories of truth – correspondence, pragmatist, coherence,
and deflationary theories.

-A collection of classic and contemporary philosophical reflections on the
nature of truth.

-Opens with an introduction to theories of truth, designed for readers with
little or no prior knowledge of the subject.

-Divided into four sections on the most important theories of truth -
correspondence, pragmatist, coherence, and deflationary theories.

-Brings together articles in the recent debate over the correspondence
theory and deflationism that are not otherwise available in one place.

-Includes contributions by C.S. Peirce, William James, Bertrand Russell,
Alfred Tarski, Hartry Field, Dorothy Grover, Anil Gupta and others.

-Concludes with an extensive bibliography of recent articles on truth.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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ISBN: 0631222162
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Pages: 336
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