Date of Completion
truth, deflationism, degrees, gradability, semantics, correspondence, truth-conditions
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation investigates the limits of deflationary theories of truth and offers in their place a degree-theoretic conception of truth. The primary focus is on the intersections of theories of truth and theories of linguistic meaning, particularly as found in contemporary linguistics. I offer two degree theories: one substantive and one deflationary. It is argued that the substantive theory is the best descriptive theory of truth, but that the deflationary theory is an attractive revisionary theory.
Henderson, Jared, "Degrees and Deflationism" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations. 2099.