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The Epistemic Lightness of Truth: Deflationism and its Logic

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2018.06.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cezary Cieśliński, The Epistemic Lightness of Truth: Deflationism and its Logic, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 298 pp., $99.00, ISBN 9781107197657. Reviewed by Leon Horsten, University of Bristol Deflationist views about truth hold that truth is somehow a metaphysically light and insubstantial notion -- unlike the concept of set, for instance. Many philosophers and philosophical logicians today believe that truth theoretic deflationism is on the right track. But the devil is in the details. The aim of deflationism is to articulate a theory of truth that accurately and in a detailed way describes the logical behaviour of the concept of truth and that also captures a deep sense in which truth is a metaphysically light notion. In fact, it seems to me that deflationists about truth need not claim that the deflationist conception of truth is the only viable one. They could agree with [Field 1994] that. . .

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