1st Edition

Modes of Truth The Unified Approach to Truth, Modality, and Paradox

Edited By Carlo Nicolai, Johannes Stern Copyright 2021
    304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The aim of this volume is to open up new perspectives and to raise new research questions about a unified approach to truth, modalities, and propositional attitudes. The volume’s essays are grouped thematically around different research questions. The first theme concerns the tension between the theoretical role of the truth predicate in semantics and its expressive function in language. The second theme of the volume concerns the interaction of truth with modal and doxastic notions. The third theme covers higher-order solutions to the semantic and modal paradoxes, providing an alternative to first-order solutions embraced in the first two themes. This book will be of interest to researchers working in epistemology, logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and semantics.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    1. A Guide to the Unified Approach to Truth, Modality, and Paradox

    Carlo Nicolai and Johannes Stern

    2. Half-Truths and the Liar

    Paul Égré

    3. Is Deflationism Compatible with Compositional and Tarskian Truth Theories

    Lavinia Picollo and Thomas Schindler

    4. Truth, Reflection, and Commitment

    Leon Horsten and Matteo Zicchetti

    5. The Expressive Power of Contextualist Truth

    Julien Murzi and Lorenzo Rossi

    6. Disquotationalism and the Compositional Principles

    Richard Kimberly Heck

    7. Belief, Truth, and Ways of Believing

    Johannes Stern

    8. Indeterminate Truth and Credences

    Catrin Campbell-Moore

    9. The Fourth Grade of Modal Involvement

    Volker Halbach

    10. Opacity and Paradox

    Andrew Bacon

    11. Infinite Types and the Principle of Union

    James P. Studd


    Carlo Nicolai is Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London, UK. He was previously a VENI (NOW) Research Fellow at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Johannes Stern is Research Fellow and permanent member of staff at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bristol, UK. He directs the ERC Starting Grant Truth and Semantics.