Truth and Knowledge in F.P. Ramsey's Essays: A Pragmatic Overview

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This paper aims to renew the “deflationary” interpretation of Ramsey’s theory of truth, with respect to his declared “pragmatist tendency”, which was not completely developed due to his premature death. This aim is not only historical-philosophical, but also exquisitely theoretical, since the mediation of pragmatism allowed Ramsey to achieve an original synthesis among different philosophical instances. In order to show this, I pay attention to the debate between Ramsey and some spokespeople of the leading British philosophical traditions at the beginning of the Twentieth Century (especially Neo-idealism, Neo-empiricism and Oxford Realism), through which it will stand out how Ramsey’s logical analysis of the truth predicate was embedded within a wider theoretical context, involving a pragmatic theory of knowledge and even a “general psychological theory”. Indeed, the truth of a belief will be defined in relation to mental factors, in so far as they involve a successful disposition to behave.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)489-505
Numero di pagine17
RivistaActa Analytica
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021


  • Ramsey, Truth, Knowledge, Pragmatism, Realism
  • Ramsey, verità, conoscenza, pragmatismo, realismo


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