theory of truth

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  • Correspondence theory of truth — Truth, holding a mirror and a serpent (1896). Olin Levi Warner, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. The correspondence theory of truth states that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it… …   Wikipedia

  • Deflationary theory of truth — A deflationary theory of truth is one of a family of theories which all have in common the claim that assertions that predicate truth of a statement do not attribute a property called truth to such a statement. Contents 1 Redundancy theory 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Pragmatic theory of truth — refers to those accounts, definitions, and theories of the concept truth that distinguish the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism. The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers,… …   Wikipedia

  • Semantic theory of truth — A semantic theory of truth is a theory of truth in the philosophy of language which holds that truth is a property of sentences.[1] Contents 1 Origin 2 Tarski s Theory 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Coherence theory of truth — regards truth as coherence with some specified set of sentences, propositions or beliefs. There is no single coherence theory of truth, but rather an assortment of perspectives that are commonly collected under this title.[citation needed] A… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus theory of truth — A consensus theory of truth is any theory of truth that refers to a concept of consensus as a part of its concept of truth. Contents 1 Varieties of consensus 1.1 Consensus gentium 1.2 Consensus as a regulative ideal …   Wikipedia

  • Redundancy theory of truth — According to the redundancy theory of truth, or the disquotational theory of truth, asserting that a statement is true is completely equivalent to asserting the statement itself. For example, asserting the sentence   Snow is white is true is …   Wikipedia

  • correspondence theory of truth — Aristotle said that a statement is true if it says of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not (Metaphysics Γ, iv. 1011). But a correspondence theory is not simply the view that truth consists in correspondence with the facts, but… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • redundancy theory of truth — The theory also known as minimalism, or the deflation ary view of truth, fathered by Frege and Ramsey . The essential claim is that the predicate ‘…is true’ does not have a sense, i.e. expresses no substantive or profound or explanatory concept… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • coherence theory of truth — The view that the truth of a proposition consists in its being a member of some suitably defined body of other propositions: a body that is consistent, coherent, and possibly endowed with other virtues, provided these are not defined in terms of… …   Philosophy dictionary

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