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Deflationism About Truth

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[Revised entry by Bradley Armour-Garb, Daniel Stoljar, and James Woodbridge on December 14, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Deflationism about truth, what is often simply called "deflationism", is really not so much a theory of truth in the traditional sense, as it is a different, newer sort of approach to the topic. Traditional theories of truth are part of a philosophical debate about the nature of a supposed property of truth. Philosophers offering such theories often make suggestions like the following: truth consists in correspondence to the facts; truth consists in coherence with a set of beliefs or propositions; truth is...

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