Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Deflationism: collective term for theories that conceive truth as a property of sentences, not as something that should be realized (> pragmatism). The basis for deflationism is the scheme of Tarki’s definition of truth like "Snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white. See also disquotationalism, theories of truth, truth definition, meaning theory, meaning holism, holism, prosentential theory, translation, pragmatism.
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Brandom, Robert
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Deflationism I 466
Deflationism: Brandom pro: propositional elimination of unnecessary assumptions - Problem: D undermines itself - not a fact is claimed when "it is true that snow is white" - Definition Deflationism: denies that content can be explained in concepts of truth conditions and compliance with the facts - Problem: D cannot deny that properties are expressed by predicates.
I 468
BrandomVsVs: "is true" is a pro-sentence forming operator, not a predicate.
I 469
Deflationism/Non-Factualism (BoghossianVs): Brandom: a fact does not make a fact true, only in the derived sense - not semantic fact together with physical fact - facts do not depend on the assertion - BrandomVsBoghossian: there is no situation in which there are no facts.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23