Replies to Bacon, Eklund, and Greenough on Replacing Truth

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Andrew Bacon, Matti Eklund, and Patrick Greenough have individually proposed objections to the project in my book, Replacing Truth. Briefly, the book outlines a conceptual engineering project–our defective concept of truth is replaced for certain purposes with a team of concepts that can do some of the jobs we thought truth could do. Here, I respond to their objections and develop the views expressed in Replacing Truth in various ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-475
Number of pages54
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 21 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • ascending truth
  • conceptual engineering
  • descending truth
  • inconsistent concepts
  • liar paradox
  • semantics
  • Truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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