Redundancy Theory of Truth

Discipline: Philosophy

Also called the no-truth theory.

Influenced by the difficulties in formulating a correspondence theory of truth, Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903-1930) proposed in 1927 that to call a proposition true is to do no more than assert the proposition.

One objection is that this seems too thin a theory to cover all our uses of the notion of truth.

A J Ayer, The Concept of a Person and Other Essays (1963), ch. 6


Facebook Twitter