Two conceptions of truth? – Comment

Philosophical Studies 124 (1):71 - 104 (2005)
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Following Hartry Field in distinguishing disquotational truth from a conception that grounds truth conditions in a community's usage, it is argued that the notions are materially inequivalent (since the latter allows truth-value gaps) and that both are needed. In addition to allowing blanket endorsements ("Everything the Pope says is true"), disquotational truth facilitates mathematical discovery, as when we establish the Gödel sentence by noting that the theorems are all disquotationally true and the disquotational truths are consistent. We require a more substantial notion, however, if we intend to use truth values and truth conditions in explaining communication by language



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