chapter  5
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Soft Truth

In Chapters 3 and 4 I rejected revisionism and expressivism as solutions to the problem of excess objectivity. I rejected revisionism because it falsely identifies contents that are demonstrably distinct. Expressivism (at least the radical form I proposed) may not be false, but it leads away from truth-conditional semantics to a completely new approach to semantics, while the task of this book is to find a solution to a problem arising within truth-conditional semantics. I have therefore eliminated two out of the three possible solutions mentioned in Chapter 2, §2. We are left with what I called the 'soft-truth option'.