Truth: An Introduction: Frederick F. Schmitt.
Part I: Pragmatist Theories of Truth:.
1. How To Make Our Ideas Clear: Charles Sanders Peirce.
2. Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth: William James.
Part II: Coherence Theories of Truth:.
3. On the Nature of Truth: Bertrand Russell.
4. In Defense of the Coherence Theory of Truth: Francis Dauer.
Part III: Correspondence Theories of Truth:.
5. The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics: Alfred Tarski.
6. Tarski’s Theory of Truth: Hartry Field.
7. Truth and Language-World Connections: Dorothy Grover.
8. The Explanatory Role of Correspondence Truth: Philip Kitcher.
Part IV: Deflationary Theories of Truth:.
9. A Prosentential Theory of Truth: Dorothy L. Grover, Joseph L. Camp, Jr. and Nuel D. Belnap, Jr.
10. Deflationist Views of Meaning and Content: Hartry Field.
11. Minimalism: Anil Gupta.
Truth: A Bibliography: Kevin Kimble and Frederick F. Schmitt.
- A collection of classic and contemporary philosophical reflections on the nature of truth.
- Opens with an introduction to theories of truth, designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject.
- Divided into four sections on the most important theories of truth - correspondence, pragmatist, coherence, and deflationary theories.
- Brings together articles in the recent debate over the correspondence theory and deflationism that are not otherwise available in one place.
- Includes contributions by C.S. Peirce, William James, Bertrand Russell, Alfred Tarski, Hartry Field, Dorothy Grover, Anil Gupta and others.
- Concludes with an extensive bibliography of recent articles on truth.