Outscoping and Discourse Threat

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For various philosophical purposes it is sometimes necessary to give truth-conditions for sentences of a discourse in other terms. According to Agustín Rayo, when doing so it is sometimes legitimate to use the terms of that very discourse, so long as the terms do not occur in the truth-conditions themselves. I argue that giving truth-conditions in this 'outscoping' way prevents one from answering 'discourse threat' (for example, the threat of indeterminacy).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-426
Number of pages14
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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