PHIL 470: Seminar: Metaphysics & Epistemology
Truth and Reality

Spring 2006

Instructor: Dr. JeeLoo Liu

Department of Philosophy

California State University at Fullerton

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The following handouts are for student use only. No quotation is permitted. (Feedback welcomed)

David, Truth as Correspondence

Rescher, Truth as Ideal Coherence

Hacck, Truth as Pragmatics

Horwich, Truth as Deflationary

Searle, Does the Real World Exist?

William Alston: Realism and the Tasks of Epistemology

Goodman, Worldmaking I

Gooddman, Worldmaking II

Putnam, Faces of Realism I

Putnam, Faces of Realism II

Alston, Sensible Realism

Quine, Ontological Relativity

Quine, Natural Kinds

Donald Davidson: Truth and Meaning

Davidson, On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme

Wiggins, Truth, Invention and Meaning of Life

Blackburn, How to Be an Ethical Anti-realist

Boyd, How to Be a Moral Realist