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The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth


Susan Haack


University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy

July 24, 2008

Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Forthcoming
University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-27

Abstract:     
"Much truth is spoken, that more may be concealed," wrote Mr. Justice Darling in 1879. Opening with an articulation of the distinction between truth (the concept) and truths (particular true propositions), this paper is largely devoted to:

(1) developing an account of the dual meaning of "partially true" - "true-in-part" vs. "part of the truth"; and

(2) understanding the reasons for, and the dangers of, the very common tendency to tell only part of the relevant truth.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: truth, truths, partial truth, Ramsey, laconicism, vagueness, deception

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Date posted: July 30, 2008 ; Last revised: October 15, 2008

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Haack, Susan, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth (July 24, 2008). Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Forthcoming; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-27. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1175042

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Susan Haack (Contact Author)
University of Miami - School of Law ( email )
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University of Miami - Department of Philosophy ( email )
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