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Non-True, False, and True Norms
An Inquiry into the Philosophy of Non-Truth

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Cahiers de lexicologie
    2011 – 2, n° 99
    . Lexique et philosophie
  • Author: Passerini Glazel (Lorenzo)
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  • Abstract: In the first part of the paper, I investigate the relations between three Italian words belonging to the semantic field of “non-truth”: non-vero (‘non-true’), falso (‘false’), finto (‘fake’) through the test of the (intra-linguistic) translatability of the first one into the others. I will argue that the philosophy of non-truth is not merely specular (is not symmetric) to the philosophy of truth and is not reducible to the philosophy of falsehood, and I will show the relevance of a distinction between de dicto non-truth and de re non-truth. In the second part of the paper I will show how the non-coincidence of non-truth and falsehood, as well as the distinction of de re non-truth from de dicto non-truth, may contribute to throw some light on a vexata quaestio of the philosophy of norms: the question of truth of norms.
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  • Pages: 167 to 177
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-0339-2
  • ISSN: 0007-9871
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-4146-2.p.0167
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Journal of Lexicology, n° 99
  • Parution date: 12-12-2011
  • First edition: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: truth, non-truth, falsehood, fiction, norm, truth of norms

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