Academic year
2013/2014
Teacher
Joan Pagès
Department
Department of Philosophy
University
Universitat de Girona
Itinerary
Master courses
Module
Module 7. Issues in Contemporary Theoretical and Practical Philosophy
Code
570641
Credits
5
Language
English
Dates
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-17
Schedule
Tue. 11:00 -14:00
Location
Room 401, Fac. Filosofia, UB; NB: algunas sesiones se harán en la UdG

Description

1. INTRODUCTION: THEORIES OF TRUTH

2. REALIST THEORIES OF TRUTH

3. THE NOTION OF TRUTHMAKING

4. TRUTHMAKING AND TRUTHMAKERS

5. TRUTHMAKER MAXIMALISM

6. KINDS OF TRUTHMAKERS

7. METAPHYSICS OF PROPERTIES

8. TRUTHMAKING AND EXPLANATION

9. TRUTHMAKING AND CORRESPONDENCE

10. APPLICATIONS


Methodology

Some classes will consist in presentations by the teacher. The rest will mainly consist in presentations by the students and general discussion.


Evaluation

Reading(s) presentation and class discussion: 40%
Short personal essay on one of the topics of the course: 60%


Bibliography

Alston, W. (1996): A Realist Conception of Truth, Cornell University Press.

Armstrong, D.M. (1997): A World of States of Affairs, Cambridge University Press.

Armstrong, D.M. (2004): Truth and Truthmakers, Cambridge University Press.

Beebee, H & Dodd, J. (eds.) (2005): Truthmakers, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Cheyne, C. & Pidgen, C. (2006): “Negative Truth for Positive Facts”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2), pp. 249-265.

Hofmann, F. (2006): “Truthmaking, Recombination and Facts Ontology”, Philosophical Studies 128, pp. 409-440.

Hornsby, J. (2005): “Truth Without Truthmaking Entities”, in Beebee & Dodd.

Kirkham, R. (1992): Theories of Truth, MIT Press.

Kühnne, W. (2003): Conceptions of Truth, Oxford University Press.