Truth and Speech Acts

Studies in the Philosophy of Language

Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

© 2007 – Routledge

406 pages

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About the Book

Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap.

This innovative collection addresses such themes as:

  • the relation between the concept of truth and the success conditions of assertions and kindred speech acts
  • the linguistic devices of expressing the truth of a proposition
  • the relation between predication and truth.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Illocutionary Significance of the Concept of Truth Part 2: Truth and Assertion Part 3: The Normativity of Truth Part 4: Truth and Propositional Meaning

About the Editors

Dirk Greimann is Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil.

Geo Siegwart is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Greifswald, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN016000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General