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Thought and World: An Austere Portrayal of Truth, Reference, and Semantic Correspondence (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) Paperback – Bargain Price, August 26, 2002

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'Hill's excellent Thought and World is a highly readable and important defence of a form of deflationism ... it deserves, and will no dout receive, careful study.' The Philosophical Quarterly

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There is an important family of semantic notions that we apply to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts--as when we say that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. The author presents a theory of the content of such notions. That theory is largely deflationary in spirit; it represents a broad range of semantic n otions as being free from substantive metaphysical and empirical presuppositions. It also seeks to explain the intuition that there is a relation of mirroring or semantic correspondence linking thoughts to reality.

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  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521892430
  • ASIN: B005OLA1JA
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ben Masters on June 16, 2012
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I do not understand why anyone would put so much effort into writing a book that will be understood by so few people. This book is incomprehensible to all but a handful of philosophers. Repeated inventions of new terms and phrases only further obscures the message of the writer. The claim that the author presents a compromise position between deflationsim and the correspondence theory is ludicrous since they are mutually exclusive theories of truth. Of no value in the study of the nature of truth.
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