CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH


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. 2012.

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  • Correspondence theory of truth — Truth, holding a mirror and a serpent (1896). Olin Levi Warner, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. The correspondence theory of truth states that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it… …   Wikipedia

  • correspondence theory of truth — Aristotle said that a statement is true if it says of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not (Metaphysics Γ, iv. 1011). But a correspondence theory is not simply the view that truth consists in correspondence with the facts, but… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • correspondence theory — Philos. the theory of truth that a statement is rendered true by the existence of a fact with corresponding elements and a similar structure. Cf. coherence theory, pragmatic theory. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Pragmatic theory of truth — refers to those accounts, definitions, and theories of the concept truth that distinguish the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism. The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • coherence theory of truth — The view that the truth of a proposition consists in its being a member of some suitably defined body of other propositions: a body that is consistent, coherent, and possibly endowed with other virtues, provided these are not defined in terms of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • 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

  • Semantic theory of truth — A semantic theory of truth is a theory of truth in the philosophy of language which holds that truth is a property of sentences.[1] Contents 1 Origin 2 Tarski s Theory 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Coherence theory of truth — regards truth as coherence with some specified set of sentences, propositions or beliefs. There is no single coherence theory of truth, but rather an assortment of perspectives that are commonly collected under this title.[citation needed] A… …   Wikipedia


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