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Correspondence: Correspondence between assertions and the world is the degree to which our statements about the world match what is actually happening in the world. This assumes that we have reliable access to reality. See also Facts, Reality, States of affairs, Correspondence theory, Knowledge.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Wilfrid Sellars on Correspondence - Dictionary of Arguments

II 22
Correspondence/Sellars: the relation of linguistic and non-linguistic entities is an activity. It is reflecting projection.
All true statements are true in the same sense (like Frege). They differ in that they construct in different ways a projection of the world in the subjects.
, >Reality, >World, >Truth, >Statements, >Correspondence relation.
Projection/Sellars: but the projection belongs more to the realm of thought acts than to the statements.
>Thinking/Sellars, >Language and thought.
II 334
1) The correspondence that we were looking for is limited to elementary statements.
2) It is about the fundamental role that actual statements (or thought acts) play. Like the pawns in chess: e.g. "Chicago is big."
3) All true statements are "true" in the same sense, but they differ in their roles:
 2 + 2 = 4 plays a different role than "this is red". The role consists in constituting a projection in the language users of the world they live in.
>Language use, >Language game, >Language community, >Meaning, >Truth value, >Fregean meaning.
Sellars: pro redundancy theory: if the picture corresponds, you are convinced that "this is green" is true, so you are convinced: this is green.
>Redundancy theory.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Sellars I
Wilfrid Sellars
The Myth of the Given: Three Lectures on the Philosophy of Mind, University of London 1956 in: H. Feigl/M. Scriven (eds.) Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1956
German Edition:
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

Sellars II
Wilfred Sellars
Science, Perception, and Reality, London 1963
Wahrheitstheorien, Gunnar Skirbekk, Frankfurt/M. 1977

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