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Pluralist Theories of Truth

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[Revised entry by Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen and Cory Wright on October 19, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The plausibility of theories of truth has often been observed to vary, sometimes extensively, across different domains or regions of discourse. Because of this variance, the problems internal to each such theory become salient as they overgeneralize. A natural suggestion is therefore that not all (declarative) sentences in all domains are true in exactly the same way. Sentences in mathematics, morals, comedy, chemistry, politics, and gastronomy may be true in different ways, if...

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