Lesson 11: Assignments and Readings

Reading Assignment

A Companion to Analytic Philosophy, pp. 378-392 Miller on Dummett;  pp. 428-433 Williams on Rorty

Suggested Assignment

Explain Michael Dummett's theory of truth as warranted assertability (discussed by A. Miller on p. 387f of A Companion to Analytic Philosophy). Why does this thesis force Dummett to deny the Law of the Excluded Middle? How is Wittgenstein's dictum that meaning is use important to Dummett's theory of truth?


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