Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Truth Theory, philosophy: In truth theories, the question is whether and how truth is to be defined. Roughly differentiated are A. Theories on the correspondence of statements with facts (correspondence theories). B. Theories of internal consistency within a system of statements (coherence theories). See also truth definition, truth, truth values, truth predicate, deflationism, disquotationalism, disquotation.

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Theory of truth / Davidson / Fodor / Lepore: a theory of truth is extensionally adequate when all of its T-sentences are true. - Problem: this is not sufficient E.g. the equivalence of "Snow is white" and "Grass is green" - solution:. materially adequate instead of extensionally adequate. - That is, that P must be a translation of S - This is Tarski s Convention T. - problem: "Translation" - "adequate", "synonym", etc. unclear. - Problem: when radical interpretation would be defined by material adequacy, it would be impossible. - Solution / Davidson: truth as the fundamental concept.


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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.

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J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23