Philosopher’s Holliday Presents
The First Annual
Jamie Greenberg Memorial Lecture
October 23rd at 5:00pm
in Taylor Hall 203
Zoltán Gendler Szabó
Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, Yale University
Philosophical orthodoxy holds that ‘true’ is a monadic predicate. I think this view is only halfway correct: there is indeed a monadic truth-predicate in English and other natural languages, but this is not the fundamental truthpredicate we use. The fundamental notion of truth, I argue, is relational: propositions are true of situations.
Jamie Greenberg, for whom this lecture series is named, was an outstanding Vassar student, class of 2012, who died last year of leukemia.
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