Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Def: truth as correspondence with objects in the world. See also mapping relation, representation.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Dummett, Michael
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Correspondence Theory I 24ff
Dummett/Frege: Context principle VsCorrespondence theory - context principle VsCoherence theory: Meaning is not given - they ask wrongly about the proposition instead of the sentence.
I 24ff
To understand the proposition we must know what the sentence means. Therefore, the followers of the correspondence theory and the coherence theory consider the meaning of the sentences as something that is given before the realization of what they makes them true. Then almost everything could be regarded as something that makes the sentence true, it just depends on what the sentence means.
I 26ff
Correspondence Theory/Coherence Theory: meaning before truth - Davidson: truth before meaning (the truth conditions are defined later by the theory) - Dummett: both together.
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EMD II ~ 89
Correspondence Principle /Dummett: If a sentence is true, there must be something because of which it is true - ( truth-maker principle).
II 90
Correspondence Principle: is only used when we already know the truth conditions; this requires deciding which sentences can be simply true.

Du I
M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

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