Truth - Major Theories of Truth

Major Theories of Truth

The question of what is a proper basis for deciding how words, symbols, ideas and beliefs may properly be considered true, whether by a single person or an entire society, is dealt with by the five major substantive theories introduced below. Each theory presents perspectives that are widely shared by published scholars. There also have more recently arisen "deflationary" or "minimalist" theories of truth based on the idea that the application of a term like true to a statement does not assert anything significant about it, for instance, anything about its nature, but that the label truth is a tool of discourse used to express agreement, to emphasize claims, or to form certain types of generalizations.

Read more about this topic:  Truth

Other articles related to "major theories of truth, theories":

Major Theories of Truth - Most Believed Theories
... students) 44.9% of respondents accept or lean towards correspondence theories, 20.7% accept or lean towards deflationary theories and 13.8% epistemic theories ...
Tolerant Sequence
... of formal theories such that there are consistent extensions.. ... of these theories with each interpretable in ... naturally generalizes from sequences of theories to trees of theories ...
History Of Philosophy
... Such theories have grown from different premises and approaches, examples of which include (but are not limited to) rationalism (theories arrived at through logic), empiricism (theories arrived at ...
Mammary Gland - Evolution
... There are many theories of how they evolved, but since they do not fossilize well, supporting such theories is difficult ... Many of the current theories are based on comparisons between lines of living mammals- monotremes, marsupials and eutherians ... Other theories propose that early secretions were used directly by hatched young, or that the secretions were used by young to help them orient to their mothers ...
Vinnie Paz - Beliefs - Conspiracy Theories
... Vinnie Paz are known for rapping about many different conspiracy theories ... In this particular song, Paz raps about mostly conspiracy theories within the United States government ... Most of these conspiracy theories stem from the beliefs of a New World Order and the Illuminati ...

Famous quotes containing the words truth, major and/or theories:

    I feel that you will not only be the making of my happiness, but also of my fortunes or success in life. The truth is I never did half try to be anything, or do anything. There was no motive ... and so I have lived, not an idle, but a useless sort of life. Hereafter I hope all that will be quite changed.... I shall have purpose and steadiness to keep ever doing, looking to your happiness and approval as my best reward.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Our major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types who wave around Sixties banners to conceal their record of ruthless, beaverlike tunneling to the top.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Whatever practical people may say, this world is, after all, absolutely governed by ideas, and very often by the wildest and most hypothetical ideas. It is a matter of the very greatest importance that our theories of things that seem a long way apart from our daily lives, should be as far as possible true, and as far as possible removed from error.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)