COHERENCE THEORY OF TRUTH


COHERENCE THEORY OF TRUTH
   the theory that TRUTH consists in coherence to a SYSTEM of IDEAS as opposed to a relationship with EMPIRICAL REALITY. See
   CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH —    is the view that truth consists in its correspondence to REALITY and not in ABSTRACT IDEAS. See    the COHERENCE THEORY OF TRUTH …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Deflationary theory of truth — A deflationary theory of truth is one of a family of theories which all have in common the claim that assertions that predicate truth of a statement do not attribute a property called truth to such a statement. Contents 1 Redundancy theory 2… …   Wikipedia


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