Truth

Truth

Truth

Truth

Synopsis

"Subtle, penetrating, and ingenious...Everyone interested in philosophy is in his debt." -- Michael Dummett. What is truth? Paul Horwich advocates the controversial theory of minimalism, that is that the nature of truth is captured in the trivial fact that each proposition specifies its own condition for being true, and that truth is therefore an entirely mundane and unpuzzling concept. The first edition of Truth, published in 1980, established itself as the best account of minimalism and as an excellent introduction to the debate for students. For this new edition, Horwich has refined and developed his treatment of the subject in the light of subsequent discussions, while preserving the distinctive format that made the earlier edition so successful.
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