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Title: The role of truth in metaphysics
Author: Fletcher, Jade Emma
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2018
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Abstract:
Various areas within analytic philosophy make some central appeal to the concept of truth: the theory of meaning, metaphysics, and epistemology. They all place certain demands on the concept, and this suggests a network in which a theoretical term, 'truth', is implicitly and partially defined. This invites a question: is there a stable univocal concept at work - one which picks out a unique property that is capable of playing this complex role? This thesis is a constructive project which investigates this question. I aim to ascertain how different constraints placed on the concept of truth in the theory meaning can in turn constrain the role that truth can play in metaphysics. I offer six systematic case studies all of which offer different conceptions of relationship between the role assigned to truth in the theory of meaning and in metaphysics. Ultimately, I contend that paying close attention to the role of truth in metaphysics places serious pressure on the possibility of certain kinds of robust realist metaphysical projects. My thesis thus significantly contributes to the ongoing debate in metametaphysics about the status and proper method of contemporary metaphysics.
Supervisor: Divers, John Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.778668  DOI: Not available
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