Guiding Questions for Strawson's "Truth"

1. What’s the purpose of the paper?

2. What is Thesis 1? What is right and what is wrong about it?

3. What is Thesis 2? What is right and what is wrong about it?

4. Why are these theses incompatible?

5. Why is it misleading to say that the phrase '... is true' is used to talk about sentences? What consequence does Strawson extract from this?

6. What does the semantic theory consist in?

7. Elaborate on the following: “The phrase 'is true' never has a statement-making role.” How does this make paradoxes disappear?

8. How can 'is true' sometimes be used to make an implicit meta-statement?

9. What is the use of the truth predicate?

10. Comment on the following: “Better than asking "What is the criterion of truth?" is to ask: "What are the grounds for agreement? […] this will perhaps also discourage us from seeking to mark the difference between one kind of utterance and another by saying, for example, "Ethical utterances are not true or false.””