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coherence theory of truth

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

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...

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consensus theory of truth

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A philosophical viewpoint based on the assumption that truth is a matter of social agreements, including the agreements reached by the scientific community, of reality. Compare...

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fact

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Fact is stranger than fiction an alliterative version of truth is stranger than fiction; saying recorded from the mid 19th century.

a fact of life something that must be accepted...

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linguistic philosophy

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A not entirely happy name for the philosophical method of taking language, rather than what the language ostensibly concerns, as the primary datum. Rather than studying numbers, or space...

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philosophical logic

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Despite its name, philosophical logic is neither a kind of logic nor simply to be identified with the philosophy of logic(s)—the latter being the philosophical examination of systems of...

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Richard Rorty

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(1931–2007).

American philosopher of mind and, subsequently, notable critic of the pretensions of traditional epistemology. Rorty did his first degree at Chicago, got a doctorate...

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slingshot

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

The argument sometimes known as the Frege-Church argument that if a context is such that co-referring singular terms (names or descriptions) can be substituted for each other salva veritatenull...

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truth

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Religion.

There is truth in wine proverbial saying, mid 16th century; meaning that a person who is drunk is more likely to speak the truth. The saying is found earlier in Latin as in vino veritas,...

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truth-value

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In classical logic a proposition may be true or false. If the former, it is said to take the truth-value true, and if the latter the truth-value false. The idea behind the term is the...

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