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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: Ingvar Johansson <ingvar.johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 09:33:35 +0200
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Jon Awbrey schrieb:
> I think it is fair to say that key, active ingredients
> of truth are missing from correspondence theory recipe.
>       (01)

I agree, more needs to be said; and I think it can be said. However, I 
will here just rest content with pointing out a seemingly neglected 
thing. As long as epistemological questions about the veridicality of 
everyday perception are bracketed, then everyday life supplies us with 
very good examples of the essence the correspondence theory of truth. We 
simply check statmentents such as 'the cat is on the mat', 'it is 
raining', 'there's beer in the fridge', etc. against what we perceive. 
If what we pereceive *corresponds* to the statement, we regard the 
statement as true - otherwise not. Don't mix semantic questions such as 
'what is the correspondence theory of truth saying?' with 
epistemological questions such as 'how do we know that a certain 
statement is true?'.    (02)

Ingvar    (03)

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