By Haig Khatchadourian

Truth: Its Nature, standards and Conditions is an in-depth, serious and positive inquiry in virtually equivalent degree. The theories of the character of empirical fact severely thought of contain sorts of the normal correspondence idea; fact as appraisal; fact as identification of proposition and fact; an emotive thought of fact; P. F. Strawson’s performative conception; and N. Rescher’s novel idea of a coherentist criterion of fact. The confident components contain an research of the idea that of "a fact," the that means and makes use of of "true" and "false" in empirical statements, including many of the different types of stipulations for his or her right software; the appraisive/evaluative makes use of of real and fake statements; the performative-cum-cognitive makes use of of "true" empirical statements; and the stipulations of the performative makes use of of "true." an important declare in regards to the idea of fact is its indefinablity; albeit for really various purposes from Gottlob Frege’s cause in line with his argument opposed to the correspondence thought of truth.

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Since we have seen that the lack of identity of p1 and FP would wreck the theory, we cannot, for our present purposes, take as a third possible alternative the fact or alleged fact that p1 is not identical with FP. Let us begin with (a). Either FPT is identical with FP or it is not identical with it. 289-304. 38 Ibid, p. 298. 39 There are an indefinite number of statements whose truth depends on the truth of “p is true,” which would express facts if the statement “p is true” is true. ” But since the truth of these statements simply follows from “p’s” truth, we can conveniently ignore them.

However, Woozley’s alternative formulation of his theory of truth is directly derived from him. (Cf. F. ) In what follows, I wish to bring forth a number of reasons why I think that Woozley’s account will not do, despite its initial plausibility and overall attractiveness. Woozley’s view, stated simply, is that a true proposition is identical with the fact which, as we customarily say, the proposition asserts. “What,” asks Woozley rhetorically, “is the difference between the proposition expressed by the sentence, “The cat is on the mat,” and the fact that the cat is on the * Reprinted from Theoria, Part II, 1966, pp.

Consider the sentence “There is a cat in my room,” made by me at this moment. This statement is certainly false since there are no cats in my room at this moment. Hence, on Woozley’s account, what it means is either not identical with any fact about the cat, the room, or anything else, or it is identical with the fact that the cat is not in my room at this moment. ” This statement would be true; hence, if Woozley is right, what it means would be identical with the fact that there is a cat in the next room.

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