chapter  3
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Revisionism

In the last chapter, I set out the problem of excess objectivity and began to unfold my own strategy for solving it: denying that truth-evaluability entails objectivity. I argued that this strategy ultimately leads to relativism about truth. This is likely to provoke the response that we'd better look for a different solution. If a view leads to relativism, isn't that tantamount to reducing it to absurdity? An important part of my case for relativism is therefore to demonstrate that no other solutions are available, or at least that other solutions are less attractive. In §2 of Chapter 2 I mentioned two other ways of solving the problem of excess objectivity: revisionism and expressivism. In this chapter I present my case against revisionism. In the next, I shall discuss expressivism.