Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Def: truth as correspondence with objects in the world. See also mapping relation, representation.
 
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Sellars, Wilfrid
 
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Correspondence Theory II 22
Correspondence: the relation of linguistic and non-linguistic entities is an activity. Reflecting projection.
All true statements are true in the same sense (like Frege). They differ in that they construct in different ways a projection of the world in the subjects.
Projection/Sellars: but it belongs more to the realm of thought acts than to the statements.
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II 334
Summary 1) The correspondence that we were looking for is limited to elementary statements.
2) It is about the fundamental role that actual statements (or thought acts) play. Like the pawns in chess: e.g. "Chicago is big."
3) All true statements are "true" in the same sense, but they differ in their roles:
 2 + 2 = 4 plays a different role than "this is red". The role consists in constituting a projection in the language users of the world they live in.
 Sellars: pro redundancy theory: if the picture corresponds, you are convinced that "this is green" is true, so you are convinced: this is green.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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