Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

This is a concise introduction to the contemporary philosophical disputes about the nature of reality. The book, which combines philosophical and technical information, is arranged around but is not limited to, the deflationist point of view, which is discussed in depth throughout. This book, written in straightforward language, addresses a wide range of topics, including the nature of truth, truth-value gaps’ current state, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism, pluralism about truth, and semantic paradoxes, ranging from Alfred Tarski to Saul Kripke and others. The book presents a comprehensive picture of contemporary philosophical theorizing about truth. According to the authors, it will require reading for philosophy students and philosophers specializing in other disciplines.