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The Inflexibility of Relative Truth
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (2010)
  • Alexander Jackson, Boise State University
Abstract
The ideology of relative truth is inflexible in two ways. Firstly, what's true-for-J is closed under entailment. This is a problem for using truth-relativism to solve the preface puzzle about knowledge. Secondly, it is plausible that vagueness gives rise to some questions having multiple ‘acceptable’ answers, and other questions having no ‘acceptable’ answer. Even if truth-relativism can express the former idea, it can't express the latter. I propose an ideology that is not so rigid. It is preferable to relative truth.
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Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Alexander Jackson. "The Inflexibility of Relative Truth" Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Vol. 110 Iss. 3 (2010)
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