Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Correspondence Theory: truth as correspondence of statements with objects resp. situations in the world. The correspondence theory is a thesis about truth, not about the world. See also mapping relation, representation, picture theory, coherence theory

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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Diaz-Bone I 88
PragmatismVsCorrespondence theory: Conformity in James, the dichotomy true/false is softened. (> Realization,> adjustment).
William James (1907) Der Wahrheitsbegriff des Pragmatismus“ und „Noch ein Wort über Wahrheit) (Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, 4 S 141 55 und 396 406) in Paul Horwich (Ed.) Theories of Truth Dartmouth, Aldershot 1994

Horwich I 22
Correspondence/accordance/pragmatism/James: only here does he begin to distinguish himself from "intellectualism":
Accordance/James: accordance means first "to copy", but e.g. our word for clock is not a copy, but a symbol, which can replace a representation image very well.
Symbol/James: for many things there are no "copies" at all, only symbols: e.g. "past", "force", "spontaneity", etc.
Correspondence: can only mean proper guidance here. Namely, practically as well as intellectually.
Horw I 23
It leads to consistency, stability and fluid human communication.

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James I
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994

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