1st Semester 2019/20: Minimalism about Truth

Instructors

Thomas Schindler and Julian Schlöder.

If you are interested in this project, please contact the instructor(s) by email.

Registration until 17 December 2019, 13:00 hr.  through https://datanose.nl/#specialenrol, using the course code: 5314RMAT6Y

ECTS
6
Description

Minimalism about truth is the thesis that the concept of truth is wholly specified by saying that "p is true" is the case iff "p" is the case. We will approach this topic by working through the classic monograph "Truth" by Paul Horwich (OUP, 1999) and some contemporary research papers.

Assessment

Students taking the course for credit will be expected to

  • give a presentation summarising a chapter of Horwich's book or a research paper discussing minimalism about truth; and
  • write a short essay, critically engaging with the course material.
References

 

Horwich, Paul (1999). "Truth", 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.


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