chapter  6
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Relative Truth and Linguistic Communication

I argued in Chapter 2 that the only way to secure the possibility of non-objective contents is to conceive of the relevant notion of truth, i.e. the notion in terms of which all contents are to be evaluable, as relative. If truth were not relative, minimal assumptions about truth would ensure that of any two disagreeing thinkers, at least one must have committed the mistake of believing something not true, so that mere truth-evaluability would entail objectivity (see Chapter 2, §5).