Realism and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

Realism and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

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This book is a defense of realism about truth. The author argues that the most plausible version of realism is a correspondence theory of Truth that takes thought as the primary bearer of truth value. Furthermore, after distinguishing realism about Truth from various sorts of metaphysical realisms, the author suggests that one can embrace much of anti-realist rhetoric from within the framework of a variety of plausible claims about the way in which minds do and must represent the world.
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  • Hardback | 166 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 18mm | 381g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0742512835
  • 9780742512832
  • 1,965,860

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Distinctions Chapter 2 Versions of Alethic Realism Chapter 3 Objections to Realism Chapter 4 The Self-Refutation of Anti-Realisms Chapter 5 The Incoherence of Coherence Theories of Truth Chapter 6 Anti-Realist Insight: Mind-Structured Reality and the Egocentric Perspective
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About Richard Fumerton

Richard Fumerton is professor of philosophy at the University of Iowa, where he has taught for most of the last 22 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University after completing his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Metaepistemology and Skepticism, Reason and Morality: A Defense of the Egocentric Perspective and Metaphysical and Epistemological Problems of Perception.
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