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Minimalism and Truth

John O'Leary-Hawthorne, Graham Oppy
1997 Noûs  
First, there has been a failure to discriminate different varieties and dimensions of minimalism about truth.  ...  a significant predicate might be thought to lie in the suggestion that truth is immanent to a language, i.e. that truth predicates have the form "true-in-L", for particular languages L.  ...  The second view tells us that we just apply truth talk to some sentences and not others and there is nothing further to say.  ... 
doi:10.1111/0029-4624.00041 fatcat:wei5okaakzgnlf3d52jrx2ktgq

Truth but No Consequences:Why Philosophy Doesn't Matter

Stanley Fish
2003 Critical Inquiry  
And if you can't get from the pragmatic to the normative, you can't make a return journey and bring back to local mundane practices the universal perspective that would constrain and guide them, and the  ...  general, but local, empirical, and mundane.  ...  And, on the other side, nothing bars someone who holds to the existence and necessity of a universal rationality from arguing against parochialism and in favor of openness if he sees that the consideration  ... 
doi:10.1086/376302 fatcat:2oi2lzhdazdshbo3cu2m6fakzm

Truth, Objectivity and Evidence in History Writing

Marek Tamm
2014 Journal of the Philosophy of History  
This article aims to suggest one possible -pragmatist in a very broad sense of the term -approach to making sense of the way truth and objectivity function within the discipline of history.  ...  First, the article makes the case for a pragmatic "truth pact" in history writing, arguing that the conditions of historical truth depend on the illocutionary force of historical utterance.  ...  Acknowledgments Previous versions of this paper were presented at the Inaugural Conference of the International Network for Theory of History "The Future of the Theory and Philosophy of History", held  ... 
doi:10.1163/18722636-12341273 fatcat:qpngkzpynzelbiyps3zqvkvgne

Administrative Science as Socially Constructed Truth

W. Graham Astley
1985 Administrative Science Quarterly  
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.  ...  Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Administrative Science Quarterly.  ...  As this example illustrates, the value attached to a theory, and the assessment of its contribution to scientific progress, is primarily determined not by its capacity to describe empirical reality, but  ... 
doi:10.2307/2392694 fatcat:3dffspivujb77fukglwiumqauq

William James on Truth and Invention in Morality

Sarin Marchetti
2010 European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy  
He writes [t] he course of history is nothing but the story of men's struggles from generation to generation to find more and more inclusive order.  ...  Let me quote both: [h]ands off: neither the whole of truth nor the whole of good is revealed to any single observer, although each observer gains a partial superiority of insight from the peculiar position  ... 
doi:10.4000/ejpap.910 fatcat:kxgb4xxmjrhbxeddos6jgwkuru

Truth and Error in Morality [chapter]

Dale Dorsey
2010 New Waves in Truth  
It seems plausible to read our ontology off a regimented system the truth of which is assessed by whether what it says is, is. But the truth of moral claims is different.  ...  One might suggest that "basic principles" can be identified by a pragmatic standard: "guiding principles" are those moral sentences that are held most dear by the proponents of a particular belief system  ... 
doi:10.1057/9780230296992_16 fatcat:6xlabmxq5zcutflu5uqxsz5zcy

Four Kinds of Perspectival Truth

Michela Massimi
2016 Philosophy and Phenomenological Research  
I clarify the rationale for scientific perspectivism and the problems and challenges that perspectivism faces in delivering a form of realism.  ...  I offer a cost-benefit analysis of each of them and defend a version that in my view is most promising in living up to realist expectations.  ...  If we switch from the context of use, to the context of assessment, we can imagine a cross-perspectival assessor, who may be able to judge the truth-evaluable content of a., despite the different truth-conditions  ... 
doi:10.1111/phpr.12300 fatcat:i4xnjjdghrft3nxtilqfp7w5ku

Realism and Theories of Truth [chapter]

Jamin Asay
2017 The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism  
Perhaps there is some other way of salvaging the notion of 'truth' for application to whole theories, but this one will not do.  ...  Some modest forms of anti-realism maintain that science is not interested in the whole truth about reality, but just some restricted set of truths.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9780203712498-31 fatcat:62xjwszjx5am7kf6fjvrq262zy

Models, Truth, and Analytic Inference in Economics

Kevin D. Hoover
2018 Social Science Research Network  
The paper argues that these and related questions reflect a fundamental confusion: models are, in fact, useful only to the degree that they are instruments for stating truth.  ...  Abstract of Models, Truth, and Analytic Inference in Economics A popular view of models among economists and philosophers alike is that all models are false, but some are useful.  ...  Philosophical treatments often link knowledge not only to truth, but to perfect truth: "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3309226 fatcat:jf4d63xrmraczmfzx6gs3rhg7q

Truth and falsehood for non-representationalists: Gorgias on the normativity of language

Juan Pablo Bermúdez
2017 Journal of Ancient Philosophy  
Sophists and rhetoricians like Gorgias are often accused of disregarding truth and rationality: their speeches seem to aim only at effective persuasion, and be constrained by nothing but persuasiveness  ...  Gorgias' claims that a speech can be persuasive and false, or true and unpersuasive, reveal pragmatic, epistemic, and agonistic constraints on the validity of speech that are neither representational nor  ...  This radically negative perspective portrays Gorgias as holding language to be nothing but a persuasion tool, and persuasion nothing but a means for deception. 11 10 This sentence is often interpreted  ... 
doi:10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v11i2p1-21 fatcat:e6sm43h5ljdhhksvcr7jhsru3q

The Verisimilitudinarian approach to 'the Truth'

Andrea Roselli
2018 Perspectives  
The main argument that I will develop to support this claim is that the notions that they use to explain scientific progress (ʻestimated verisimilitudeʻ or ʻapproximate truthʻ) have nothing to do with  ...  My thesis, then, is that VS tries to incorporate notions, such as ʻprogressʻ, in a pre-constituted metaphysical conception of the world, but fails in providing a fitting framework.  ...  In other words, there is a difference between accumulating truths (or approximate truths) and approaching 'the Truth': "verisimilitude […] is closeness to the whole truth" (Cevolani & Tambolo 2013, p.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pipjp-2017-0004 fatcat:wx4smgor2bfwbmzfyarh7vyihe

What is a truth-value gap?

James R. Shaw
2014 Linguistics and Philosophy  
But ultimately these applications need to be assessed or reassessed on a case by case basis, letting empirical considerations be our guide.  ...  Then on the current proposal, Jane's utterance should be treated as failing to express a truth for failing to partition the context set, and hence failing to express anything truth-evaluable at all.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10988-014-9160-x fatcat:5doyxduktfam3kj3roribncnoi


Robyn Berghoff, Kate Huddlestone
2016 Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus  
"Narrative truth" is defined as a judgement of verisimilitude accorded to the meaning of a narrative as a whole.  ...  From a linguistic perspective, 'truth' is undoubtedly a pragmatic notion, as the truth of an utterance is not determined solely by its linguistic meaning, but is dependent upon the context in which it  ...  unvalued, but brings with it its own "history of… assessment and evaluation".  ... 
doi:10.5842/49-0-670 fatcat:zwbuhksnhfc7lau7mrqryn47ru

Decision Theory: Yes! Truth Conditions: No! [chapter]

Nate Charlow
2016 Deontic Modality  
But there is still the problem that evaluating what the EDT-er asserts, relative to CH EDT yields a verdict of truth.  ...  () is evaluated for truth.  ... 
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.003.0003 fatcat:lkwkq4yai5elfia6qfx2thp3sq

Gender, Truth & Transition

Pionnuala Ní Aoláin, Catherine Turner
2007 UCLA women's law journal  
to my son to turn himself in, that nothing was going to happen.  ...  Across truth processes there is a general consensus that the aim of a truth commission is not criminal prosecution, 66 but rather to 63.  ... 
doi:10.5070/l3162017804 fatcat:kckk346kmbez7cvfrvfqgn5p64
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