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Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism

Author(s): Massimiliano Vignolo

Journal: Studia Philosophica Estonica
ISSN 1406-0000

Volume: 1.1;
Start page: 84;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: deflationism | non-factualism | use conception of meaning

I will argue that the standard formulation of non-factualism in terms of a denial of truth-aptness is consistent with a version of deflationsim. My line of argument assumes the use conception of meaning. This brings out an interesting consequence since mostly the philosophers who endorse the use conception of meaning, e.g. Paul Horwich, hold that deflationism is inconsistent with the strategy of implementing non-factualism in terms of a denial of truth-aptness and thereby urge a reformulation of non-factualism.
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