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Truth Subjectivism and Giving Implausible Views their Due

Hi world! Some blog housekeeping beneath the Green Raven for anyone who cares. But for now I am just going to jump right in - a book I think is very good on the whole has done a thing I don't like, so I am going to complain about it. Chase Wrenn has an introductory book on Truth  (link beneath the raven - I actually really like and recommend it!) that at one point discusses "relativism". This is defined (on pg.13) as the view that "[W]hat makes a claim true for someone is that they believe it, and what makes it false for someone is that they disbelieve it."  Now for reasons that will become apparent I don't think this is best described as "relativism" and I will refer to it instead by "subjectivism", but it does fall within a family of views I have discussed on the blog before  which have something of the flavour. I think it is fair to say that it is an implausible view of truth, but I think this fact lets philosophers get away with