The Coherence Theory of Truth

The Coherence Theory of Truth - The Coherence Theory of...

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The Coherence Theory of Truth – Bradley “What I maintain is that in the case of facts of perception and memory the test [of truth] which we do apply, and which we must apply, is that of system. I contend that this test works satisfactorily, and that no other test will work. A I argue in consequence that ther are no judgments of sense which are in principle infallible . . . “ Facts must cohere to The Truth – the totality of what one believes Truths are not atoms The totality of what one knows or believe is what Bradley means by system This system would have all 5 branches of philosophy integrated together into a whole. Bradley’s understanding of maintaining independent facts and infallible judgments. 1. Such data can be shown 2. Such data must exist 3. 2 is true because without them the intelligence cannot work. Arguments for 1 1. Correspondence theory – sensations somehow and somewhere have verifiable facts of perception and memory, and also judgments free of chance and error. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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