Axiomatic Theories of Truth
is an exceptionally useful contribution to the philosophy of mathematics, containing many excellent insights.
However, theories of this paradigm claim being able to explain psychological reality of human beings within the framework of structural "theories" of personality, they grant the status of "truthfulness" to various hypotheses and assumptions about psychological development and functioning, tend to overestimate usefulness of interpretation as a method of psychotherapeutic work and its explanatory abilities; all this allows to consider this paradigm as "theories of truths
ably provides in chapters 1-4 through a wide-ranging survey of philosophical debates on issues of epistemology, ontology, theories of truth
, text and reference, community and authority, historical knowledge, and the role of historical-critical method in biblical hermeneutics.
72-105), discusses different theories of truth
and the relation between the concept of truth and reality.
Williams says little about substantive theories of truth
(aside from a polemic against the correspondence theory, described below in section V); and his chapter on the morality of lying and deception is not an exercise in applied ethics or casuistry.
He shows that, although early analytic philosophy seemed to venture towards the acceptance of conventionalist theories of truth
, in fact it has steadily veered away from such positions.
Of the umpteen competing philosophical theories of truth
, the most plausible are, in intent or in effect, generalizations of the Aristotelian Insight that "to say of what is that it is, or of what is not that it is not, is true." (1) These theories explain truth without reference to what you or I or anyone believes, without reference to culture, paradigm, or perspective.
Amongst the many subjects discussed are: the revision theory of truth and applications of revision rules, partiality and fixed point constructions, substitutional quantification, fuzzy logic, negation, belief revision, context dependence, hierarchies, Tarski on truth, deflationism, correspondence theories of truth
, and normative aspects of truth.
Is literary studies really dominated by professors who, brandishing conventionalist theories of truth
, value, and meaning, insist that literary and cultural texts are and mean no more than what we decide?
Assessing the strengths and weakness of "correspondence" and "coherence" theories of truth
, Dupre ultimately stresses the power of truth understood in terms of ontological disclosure.
(2) This includes the theories of truth
described by Kripke (1976) and Davies (1981), in which the quantifiers of the object-language are interpreted substitutionally, unlike in Tarski's original theory.
Section I.A describes generally Patterson's rejection of traditional semantics and general theories of truth
as applied to law.
All of Sleinis' arguments about theories of truth
are good and serve Nietzsche's cause well.
Yet we are beings who have our passing theories of truth
by which we understand one another, more or less.