says that "reality lacks ontological structure" (v), and (some of) the ontological debates are not substantive.
(1) Yet the deflationists
have an unfortunate tendency to lump all credit together in this regard and blithely assume the effects are the same.
This included his attempt, especially in the first half of the decade, to prevent Australian economic policy slipping back into a deflationist
It is interesting that both sides in the debate between deflationists
and correspondence theorists often appeal to Tarski's work.
In tackling the problem of formulating a theory, deflationists
tend to avoid using the substitutionally quantified formulation:
The strong version asserts that "`p' is true" means the same thing as "p." The weak version claims only that they are materially equivalent: "p" is true if and only if p.(12) Disquotationalism further explains why deflationist
accounts of truth are nonsubstantive.
Suppose one or more general facts in need of explanation leave the cleverest deflationists
While this is a fine slogan, it is far from transparent what deflationists
mean (or ought to mean) in saying that truth is insubstantial.
Burge discusses ate philosophers embarked on the naturalization project.
In Nulty's view these deflationists
eschew the metaphysics associated with the robust views of truth, and highlight its logico-linguistic nature, best expressed in the Disquotational Schema: 'P' is true if and only if P.
The main business of this paper is to assess this proposal, both on its own terms and as an option for deflationists
. The paper offers a pair of objections to the proposal and defend them from counterobjections.
Correspondence theorists answer in the affirmative, deflationists
in the negative.
The metaphysics of ordinary objects has come under attack from metaontological deflationists
who argue that answers to ontological questions are not metaphysically substantive--"substantive" in the sense that answers to these questions are best given, not by interesting reflection on the nature of reality, but through reflection on our language and concepts.
are prone to emphasize that the word "true" gets much of its importance as a device for "semantic ascent".