In this paper, I discuss the currently most popular argument for alethic pluralism, maintaining that the so-called scope problem provides no compelling reason for abandoning the traditional view that truth is one and the same (substantive) property across the various regions of thought or discourse in which it is ascribed or denied to the things we think or say. I disarm the argument by showing that the scope problem does not arise for a number of non-deflationary, monistic views of truth that meet certain semantic and metaphysical constraints, for one can accept any of these views and provide a plausible account of the fact that mental and linguistic tokenings belonging to different regions of discourse involve radically different ways of engaging with reality – from detecting pre-existing facts to constituting them.

Truth is One (No Need for Pluralism) / Volpe, Giorgio. - In: ERKENNTNIS. - ISSN 0165-0106. - ELETTRONICO. - 12 maggio 2023:(2023), pp. 1-19. [10.1007/s10670-023-00681-8]

Truth is One (No Need for Pluralism)

Volpe, Giorgio
2023

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In this paper, I discuss the currently most popular argument for alethic pluralism, maintaining that the so-called scope problem provides no compelling reason for abandoning the traditional view that truth is one and the same (substantive) property across the various regions of thought or discourse in which it is ascribed or denied to the things we think or say. I disarm the argument by showing that the scope problem does not arise for a number of non-deflationary, monistic views of truth that meet certain semantic and metaphysical constraints, for one can accept any of these views and provide a plausible account of the fact that mental and linguistic tokenings belonging to different regions of discourse involve radically different ways of engaging with reality – from detecting pre-existing facts to constituting them.
2023
Truth is One (No Need for Pluralism) / Volpe, Giorgio. - In: ERKENNTNIS. - ISSN 0165-0106. - ELETTRONICO. - 12 maggio 2023:(2023), pp. 1-19. [10.1007/s10670-023-00681-8]
Volpe, Giorgio
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