|Coherence theory: coherence of a system of sentences, not primaryly with respect to objects of the world, but to integration with prior 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. |
|From Skirbekk, Wahrheitstheorien, Frankfurt 1996
Coherence Theory/Rescher: if you do not know the meaning of an allegedly true proposition, you need other propositions. - Intuitive methods: observation - (>intuitionist theory) - ((s) Observation >criteria pragmatism: the equating of "true" and "useful to believe" needs a distinction definition/criterion. (>Criteria).
Coherence/Bradley: is not the meaning of truth, but its referee (sic).
Coherence/Rescher: is not the meaning of truth.
Blanshard: truth consists of coherence. - Then coherence is also the definition of truth - RescherVsBlanshard: the step from coherence to facts is not a necessary step - coherence is also perfectly possible in fiction.
Problem: lots of independent propositions can be represented as coherent._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The Criteriology of Truth; Fundamental Aspects of the Coherence Theory of Truth, in: The Coherence Theory of Truth, Oxford 1973 - dt. Auszug: Die Kriterien der Wahrheit
Wahrheitstheorien, Gunnar Skirbekk, Frankfurt/M. 1977
Kant and the Reach of Reason: Studies in Kant’ s Theory of Rational Systematization Cambridge 2010