Metaphysica 15 (2):281-98 (2014)

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A. R. J. Fisher
University of Washington
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Trenton Merricks argues for and defends a novel version of primitivism about truth : being true is a primitive monadic but non-intrinsic property. This examination consists of the following triad: a critical discussion of Merricks’ argument for his view, a rejection of his objection against Paul Horwich’s minimalist theory of truth, and a direct objection against his view on the grounds that it entails being true is a mysterious and suspicious property. The conclusion is that Merricks’ primitivism should be rejected
Keywords Truth  Ontology
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DOI 10.1515/mp-2014-0017
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