First published in 1997, this volume advances the view that the nature of truth, in so far as truth has a ‘nature’, lies in the manner of its occurrence. Edo Pivčevicì argues that truth is an vent, i.e. it does not exist until it occurs, and survives only as long as the requisite conditions for its occurrence are in place. Positing that language sets traps for the unwary, Pivčevicì states that calling ‘x’ true involves a property ascription does so only in the sense that ‘x’ enters into truth and is part of a ‘truth event’.
Table of Contents
1. The Problem of Truth, or How Does Thought Hook onto the World? 2. The Strategy of Austerity. 3. The Naturalistic Approach to Truth Conditions. 4. Truth and Certainty. 5. Objectivity and the Social Construction of Time. 6. Truth as a Species of Good. 7. Truth and Philosophical Explanation. 8. Truth as Event.