Truth Beliefs Knowledge

Truth and propositions truth a proposition is said to

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Unformatted text preview: ese sentences that are often called It “propositions.” “propositions.” Truth and Propositions Truth ► A proposition is said to be true if the state of affairs it proposition state affairs describes “obtains” (i.e. if it corresponds to external reality). reality What makes a proposition true or false is its relationship to What “reality” Relation: Truth (fit with reality) relation between proposition and reality “It’s raining outside” proposition “rain” state of affairs/reality Features of a classical/commonFeatures sense understanding of truth: ► Truth is a property of statements which Truth correspond to some externally existing correspond reality. ► Verified by appeal to external realities ► It is something we are naturally It naturally (psychologically) inclined to pursue (psychologically) ► It is something inherently public, objective It public objective and intersubjective. Disagreements results intersubjective Disagreements in disputes rather than differences disputes differences Common-sense cousins of truth cousins ► Consider the following two statements: "That’s true for you, but it’s not true for me." "You believe that's true, but I don't believe it's true.” What is the difference between the two What statements? statements? Is it possible for either statement to be correct Is given the “common sense” def...
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