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Formal Theories of Truth

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2018.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews JC Beall, Michael Glanzberg, and David Ripley, Formal Theories of Truth, Oxford University Press, 2018, 138pp., $20.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780198815686. Reviewed by Riccardo Bruni, University of Florence This volume comes in a handy pocket-size which, if I had been asked before reading it, I would have thought unfit for the subject it treats. The study of formal truth is a highly specialized area of logically driven research that, despite the catchy appearance of some of the issues to which it is related and its clear philosophical flavour, cannot be approached without the appropriate technical expertise. A “jungle”, the authors of this volume call it. But in fact, I was wrong. As the authors explain, the book in its current form comes out of a failed attempt to pursue a different goal: to write an exhaustive critical survey of formal theories of truth.... Read More

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