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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:58:19 -0400
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Christopher Menzel wrote:
> On Aug 12, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Jon Awbrey wrote:
> >
> > John,
> >
> > Well, just to be picky -- it's apparenly caching -- Kant, among others,
> > tells us that the correspondence theory of truth was roundly lampooned
> > already in ancient times,
> Which just goes to show that even great philosophers can
> say ridiculous things (and Kant said more than a few).    (02)

Sure 'nuff, but the historical part of his report is
independently verified -- I'm merely pointing out
that he was aware of the longstanding critcisms.    (03)

> > and Peirce invites the reader to his inquiry on truth by mentioning
> > the correspondence theory, but immediately adds that this can
> > afford nothing more than a "nominal definition" of truth.
> It seems to me that Peirce's own fallibilism and his conception of
> truth as the ideal limit of scientific inquiry presupposes the key
> philosophical foundation of the correspondence theory, viz., that
> there is an objective external world that determines whether or
> not the things we say are true or false.    (04)

Sure 'nuff^2, but until we say much more exactly what sort
of "correspondence" we have in mind -- Peirce, after all,
speaks of "triple correspondences" as key ingredients of
his theory of signs -- we have said very little at all.    (05)

Jon Awbrey    (06)

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