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Re: [ontolog-forum] Truth

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:56:13 -0400
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On 6/29/2012 8:29 AM, Chris Menzel wrote:
> "p" is true if and only if p.
> This observation does not deny that there are true statements.
> It merely defines the adjective 'true' without claiming that there
> is an abstract entity called Truth.
> Well, now that doesn't follow at all. The schema above is completely
> independent of how one understands truth, as all (or nearly all)
> instances of the schema should turn out to be consequences of *any*
> understanding of truth, whether deflationist or platonic.    (01)

I agree.    (02)

I said that the statement defines how the adjective 'true' is used
without making any claims about an abstract entity called truth.    (03)

You said that it is independent of any way of talking about truth.    (04)

Those two statements are consistent.    (05)

John    (06)

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