XIV *—MAKING SENSE OF RELATIVE TRUTH

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    Meeting of the Aristotelian Society, held in Senate House, University of London, on Monday, 6 June, 2005 at 4.15 p.m.

Abstract

ABSTRACT The goal of this paper is to make sense of relativism about truth. There are two key ideas. (1) To be a relativist about truth is to allow that a sentence or proposition might be assessment-sensitive: that is, its truth value might vary with the context of assessment as well as the context of use. (2) Making sense of relativism is a matter of understanding what it would be to commit oneself to the truth of an assessment-sensitive sentence or proposition.

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