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Truth

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This is a concise introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. Combining philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the view known as deflationism. In clear language, Burgess and Burgess cover a wide range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and m ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 20th 2011 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Pedro Forquesato
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Não me sinto confortável avaliando livros de áreas que não sou conhecedor, mas este é afinal um livro supostamente introdutório. E ele não é difícil, mas em muitos momentos é bastante confuso. Não acabei a leitura entendendo Tarski melhor do que quando iniciei (eu já conhecia sua teoria relativamente bem), e o mesmo vale para Kripke (que eu conhecia muito menos).

Mas admito que entendo agora melhor o debate sobre verdade na filosofia e sua relação com o problema semântico e dos paradoxos. Então
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Swami Narasimhananda
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truth and its various connotations have always intrigued us. Professors of philosophy, the authors have done a succinct and critical analysis of some theories of truth: deflationism, indeterminacy, insolubility, realism, and antirealism. They also deal with the concepts of Alfred Tarski and Saul Kripke and their grey areas. Throughout the volume, one can see the mathematical precision of the reasoning of the concepts presented here that could be a model for all endeavours of research into comple ...more
Vasile Rotaru
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is a terrific book about the philosophical and logical notion of truth. It provides a brief yet rigorous overview of some of the most important theories about this issue in contemporary analytic philosophy. At some places, it gets so difficult it hurts. I will have to reread it after getting more comfortable with this type of philosophy.
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