Contents
1 Some Questions about Truth 1
2 A Bogus Predicate? 33
2.1 Frege's Identity Thesis 34
2.1.1 Redundancy and omnipresence 34
2.1.2 An internal conflict within Frege's theory? 37
2.1.3 Conditions of propositional identity 42
2.1.4 Who is right, Frege or Bolzano? 48
2.1.5 Two kinds of truth talk 52
2.2 Truth-Theoretical Nihilism 53
2.2.1 The performative potential of 'true' 56
2.2.2 Introducing 'somewhether' and 'thether' 64
2.2.3 'True' as a syncategorematic expression 77
2.2.4 'Is True' as a prosentence-forming operator 84
2.3 A Real Predicate, After All 87
3 Varieties of Correspondence 93
3.1 Classical Correspondence 94
3.1.1 From Aristotle to Aquinas 95
3.1.2 Interlude: non-propositional truth 104
3.1.3 Variants and limits of the Aristotelian conception 107
3.2 Cambridge Correspondence 112
3.2.1 Moorean prodigality 114
3.2.2 Logical atomist parsimony 118
3.3 A Battery of Objections 126
3.3.1 The comparison objection 126
3.3.2 The treadmill 129
3.3.3 The spectre of fact monism 133
3.3.4 The unworldliness objection 141
3.4 A Neglected Alternative 145
3.5 Varieties of Making True 148
3.5.1 Aristotle and the Principle C 150
3.5.2 A propositional reading of 'making true' 154
3.5.3 An ontic reading of 'making true' 158
3.5.4 Another propositional reading 165
3.5.5 Correspondence and alethic realism 169

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  • Conceptions of Truth iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • 1: Some Questions About Truth 1
  • 2: A Bogus Predicate? 33
  • 3: Varieties of Correspondence 93
  • 4: In and Out of Quotation Marks 175
  • 5: Propositions, Time, and Eternity 249
  • 6: Two Pleas for Modesty 317
  • 7: Truth and Justifiability 375
  • Bibliography 455
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