Guiding Questions for Horwich's Postscript
1. How is deflationism different from other approaches to truth?
2. What is deflationism?
3. What is the difference between deflationism and the redundancy theory of truth?
4. What is the function of the truth predicate in language?
5. What is it needed from a so-called generalisation to express the statements to be generalised?
6. What’s the difference between minimalism and prosententialism?
7. What does the non-semantic fact that provides the word ‘true’ with its particular meaning consist in?
8. What does Field objection in (1992) to minimalism consist in and how does Horwich reply to it?
9. What does Richard objection in (1997) to minimalism consist in and how does Horwich reply to it?
10. What are the bearers of truth? What is the use theory of meaning?
11. What does Davidson’s theory of meaning consist in and why is it problematic? What does Davidson’s (1996) first objection to minimalism consist in and how does Horwich reply to it?
12. What is the difference between a theory of the concept and a theory of the property of truth? Has truth an underlying nature?
13. What is the minimal theory of truth? What are the difficulties it faces? How could they be avoided?
14. What is minimalism?
15. Does the existence of empirical generalisations about truth—including the fact that true beliefs facilitate successful action—suggest that truth is a property with an underlying nature?
16. Does minimalism entail that truth is not a property?
17. How do you think minimalism would answer to the following questions?
a. Is emotivism the right philosophical view?
b. Does the realism/anti-realism concern the nature of truth?
c. Should meaning be explained in terms of truth?
d. Is truth precluded by vagueness or other forms of indeterminacy?