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Re: [ontolog-forum] Correspondence Theory Of Truth -- Discussion

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:35:26 -0400
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Jon,    (01)

Peirce's intention was the opposite of terminating
the correspondence theory:    (02)

JA> In the meantime let this be our maxim:
 > Not to bury the correspondence theory
 > but to analyze it, terminable or else.    (03)

He made the point that all of our so-called knowledge is
fallible, but some aspects are better established than others.
Scientists have achieved some very close correspondences
between language (or other sign systems) and some aspects of
reality, but a complete and perfect correspondence is a goal
that may take humanity (and whatever species they may evolve
into or be replaced by) an open-ended amount of time.    (04)

John    (05)

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