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  Correspondence theory of truth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The correspondence theory of truth states that something is rendered true by the existence of a fact with corresponding elements and a similar structure.
The theory maintains that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it relates to the world, and whether it accurately describes (i.e., corresponds with) that world.
The theory presupposes an objective world and is therefore antagonistic to theories that problematise objectivity such as skepticism or relativism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Correspondence_theory_of_truth   (822 words)

 The Coherence Theory of Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The correspondence theory, in contrast, states that the truth conditions of propositions are not (in general) propositions, but rather objective features of the world.
Realism about truth involves acceptance of the principle of bivalence (according to which every proposition is either true or false) and the principle of transcendence (which says that a proposition may be true even though it cannot be known to be true).
A coherence theory of truth gives rise to a regress, but it is not a vicious regress and the correspondence theory faces a similar regress.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/entries/truth-coherence   (2893 words)

 Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
Aristotle's theory that cause is not only efficient (as an act or a force) but also material (as the potential of matter), formal (as something directed according to plan), and final (as something initiated by some purpose or end).
This theory of cause is seen in terms of a resulting end which is aimed at, but as yet it does not exits.
Poincare's theory of knowledge, where he said that necessary or a priori knowledge as it is found in mathematics or logic is conventional, being a choice among a number of possibilities and incapable of validation either rationally or empirically.
www.100megsfree4.com /dictionary/theology/tdicc.htm   (2415 words)

 Semiotics for Beginners: Modality and Representation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Such cues refer to what are variously described as the plausibility, reliability, credibility, truth, accuracy or facticity of texts within a given genre as representations of some recognizable reality.
A social semiotic theory of truth cannot claim to establish the absolute truth or untruth of representations.
From the point of view of social semiotics, truth is a construct of semiosis, and as such the truth of a particular social group, arising from the values and beliefs of that group.
www.aber.ac.uk /media/Documents/S4B/sem02a.html   (8030 words)

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