|About the Book|
Aristotles theory of truth, which has been the most influential account of the concept of truth from Antiquity onwards, spans several areas of philosophy: philosophy of language, logic, ontology, and epistemology. In this book, the first dedicated to this topic, Paolo Crivelli discusses all the main aspects of Aristotles views on truth and falsehood. He analyses in detail the main relevant passages, addresses some well-known problems of Aristotelian semantics, and assesses Aristotles theory from the point of view of modern analytic philosophy. In the process he discusses most of the literature on Aristotles semantic theory to have appeared in the last two centuries. His book vindicates and clarifies the often repeated claim that Aristotles is a correspondence theory of truth. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers working in both ancient philosophy and modern philosophy of language.