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It is interesting that both sides in the debate between deflationists and correspondence theorists often appeal to Tarski's work.
You can't disquote in degrees; so the thoroughgoing deflationist cannot countenance an appeal to degrees of truth as doing ground-level, explanatory work, any more than the correspondence theorist.
Although Patterson rejects this label, many will read Law and Truth as advocating a warranted-assertibility theory of legal truth and therefore as being a justificatory account as well as a deflationist account.
There is, however, a clear deflationist strand in his thinking in that he explicitly accepts content redundancy.
To date, no deflationist has played the derivation game and won.
Yet, a careful consideration of Peirce's often misread 'The Fixation of Belief' (1877) reveals a developmental theory of truth which is complementary to deflationist accounts.
Moran rejects deflationist approaches to self-knowledge, according to which self-knowledge would not be a substantial epistemological achievement.
In "Weak Deflationism" (1997) I defend a deflationist account of truth for propositions and an inflationist correspondence account of truth for other truth-bearers.
This paper examines the fictionalist's criticisms of "easy" arguments for numbers, properties, and other entities, and concludes that they beg the question against the deflationist.
This essay defends an account of truth that draws from both correspondence and deflationist theories.
First, it criticizes recent "minimal," sui generis demonstrative and deflationist theories for postulating eccentric or anomalous facts concerning the ways in which noun phrases contribute to truth conditions, or concerning the semantics of demonstratives or general syntax.
Charles Travis (1996) identifies the deflationist position on the truth of utterances with the principle that a true utterance is one that expresses a true proposition (p.