On Artifacts and Truth-Preservation

  • Shawn Standefer Auburn University


In Saving Truth from Paradox, Hartry Field presents and defends a theory of truth with a new conditional. In this paper, I present two criticisms of this theory, one concerning its assessments of validity and one concerning its treatment of truth-preservation claims. One way of adjusting the theory adequately responds to the truth-preservation criticism, at the cost of making the validity criticism worse. I show that in a restricted setting, Field has a way to respond to the validity criticism. I close with some general considerations on the use of revision-theoretic methods in theories of truth.

Author Biography

Shawn Standefer, Auburn University


Department of Philosophy

How to Cite
STANDEFER, Shawn. On Artifacts and Truth-Preservation. The Australasian Journal of Logic, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 3, may 2015. ISSN 1448-5052. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/ajl/article/view/2045>. Date accessed: 23 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/ajl.v12i3.2045.