Naturalness, Representation and the Metaphysics of Truth
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
European Journal of Philosophy
How to Cite
Edwards, D. (2011), Naturalness, Representation and the Metaphysics of Truth. European Journal of Philosophy. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2011.00452.x
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2011
Abstract: This paper explores how consideration of the notions of naturalness and eligibility, which have played an increasingly significant role in contemporary metaphysics, might impact on the study of truth. In particular, it aims to demonstrate how taking such notions seriously may be of benefit to ‘representational’ theories of truth by showing how the naturalness of truth on a representational account provides a response to the ‘Scope Problem’ presented by Lynch (2009).