Replacing Truth

2014.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Scharp, Replacing Truth, Oxford University Press, 2013, 325pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199653850. Reviewed by David
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2014.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Scharp, Replacing Truth, Oxford University Press, 2013, 325pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199653850. Reviewed by David Ripley, University of Connecticut In the first half or so of this book, Kevin Scharp argues first that the concept of truth (understood here as one whose constitutive principles, taken together, have some false consequences (p. 36)) is inconsistent; second that it is thereby unsuitable for use in 'serious theorizing' (p. 134); and finally that it should be replaced with (consistent) successor concepts designed to be able to do the theoretical work we want truth to do. He devotes the remainder of the book to the presentation, discussion, and deployment of a particular pair of such successor concepts, which he dubs ascending truth and descending truth. Chapter 1 quickly surveys the vast philosophical literature on truth, dividing it into two camps: 'philosophical approaches', which focus. . .

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