Minimalism, supervaluations and fixed points

Synthese 197 (1):139-153 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In this paper I introduce Horwich’s deflationary theory of truth, called ‘Minimalism’, and I present his proposal of how to cope with the Liar Paradox. The proposal proceeds by restricting the T-schema and, as a consequence of that, it needs a constructive specification of which instances of the T-schema are to be excluded from Minimalism. Horwich has presented, in an informal way, one construction that specifies the Minimalist theory. The main aim of the paper is to present and scrutinize some formal versions of Horwich’s construction.

Author's Profile

Sergi Oms
Universitat de Barcelona

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-02-11

Downloads
102 (#84,085)

6 months
55 (#68,020)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?