Vortragsreihe: Wiener Kolloquium Analytische Philosophie - Marian David "Truth and Truthbearers"

26.04.2018 16:00 - 18:00

16-18 Uhr, NIG Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien, 3A, 3.Stock

Truth and Truthbearers

Abstract: Recently, truthmakers have been discussed quite a bit in the theory of truth. My talk will focus on truthbearers instead — they used to be discussed a lot in the previous century, but have dropped off the radar since. What are the proper/primary bearers of truth and falsehood? I shall look into how different answers to this question make a difference for traditional and contemporary debates concerning truth: correspondence theories of truth and their debates with competitors; deflationary approaches to truth; the identity theory of truth; truth-definitions; truthmaking; and relativism about truth.

Marian David, Universität Graz