Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism


  • Massimiliano Vignolo Dipartimento di Filosofia - Università di Genova



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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Massimiliano Vignolo, Dipartimento di Filosofia - Università di Genova

Post doc, Dipartimento di Filosofia - Univesità di Genova


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How to Cite

Vignolo, M. (2008). Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism. Studia Philosophica Estonica, 84–103.