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Philosopher’s Holliday Presents The First Annual Jamie Greenberg Memorial Lecture, October 23, 2013

Philosopher’s Holliday Presents

The First Annual
Jamie Greenberg Memorial Lecture

Dyadic Truth

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.

— Z.G.S.

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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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 14, 2013