|Truth Theory, philosophy: In truth theories, the question is whether and how truth is to be defined. Roughly differentiated are
A. Theories on the correspondence of statements with facts (correspondence theories).
B. Theories of internal consistency within a system of statements (coherence theories).
See also truth definition, truth, truth values, truth predicate, deflationism, disquotationalism, disquotation.
_____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Theory of truth/Tarski/Soames: a theory of truth that needs the concepts of understanding and truth condition is wrong. - Knowledge of the propositions that are expressed by T-sentences, is neither necessary nor sufficient for understanding the meaning. - Therefore, it is not clear, that what one knows when one understands a language, requires the concept of truth - Truth/Soames: is neither a key to ontology nor to representation._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
"What is a Theory of Truth?", The Journal of Philosophy 81 (1984), pp. 411-29
Theories of Truth, Paul Horwich, Aldershot 1994
Understanding Truth Oxford 1999