Guiding Questions for Grover et al.'s "The Prosentential Theory of Truth"
1. What’s the novel approach of this paper to truth?
2. In a nutshell, what does Ramsey’s contribution consist in?
3. Which are the objections against Ramsey that Grover et. al consider? How do they respond?
4. What are prosentences and what are they good for?
5. Do we have prosentences in English? Which?
6. What’s a proform? What’s the antecedent of a proform? What’s an anaphor? What’s anaphora?
7. Are there uses other than lazy ones for anaphors?
8. Do anaphors always occupy nominal positions?
9. What’s the extension of English with an atomic prosentence the authors propose? How does it work? What does ’thatt’ range over?
10. Does ‘thatt’ introduce a significant conceptual alteration of English? What do you think?
11. Why are ‘that is true’ and ‘it is true’ prosentences?
12. How can Grover et al.’s account be called ‘deflationist’? Why is it different from others?
13. How is the idea that there are only prosentential uses of truth in English established?
14. Which are the main objections Grover et al. consider agains their theory? How do they respond?