John Corcoran corcoran at buffalo.edu
Tue Jun 26 17:57:45 EDT 2012

I am looking for published and unpublished discussions of the origin of the
word 'deflationism' [or cognates] as used in philosophy of logic.

Who coined it and what meaning did they give it?
Even unsubstantiated claims are of interest.

Was it coined to replace another word used for the same view?

Have other words been proposed for views called deflationism?

Was there ever a view called 'inflationism'?

John Corcoran
University of Buffalo
Buffalo NY 14260-4150

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