Realism beyond correspondence

Morris, Michael (2005) Realism beyond correspondence. In: Beebee, Helen and Dodd, Julian (eds.) Truthmakers: the contemporary debate. Mind Association Occasional Series . Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, pp. 49-65. ISBN 9780199283569

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Abstract

This paper argues that correspondence theories of truth, despite claiming to be realist, are in fact best understood as idealist. They take propositions to be made true by states of affairs or tropes, things which have to be understood in terms of sentential structure. I argue that the only defensible explanation of the view that propositions and the world share sentential structure is that the world has this structure because it is the structure of language, which is idealist. I argue that a realist should abandon correspondence theories, and I defend the idea of a non-correspondence realism from some objections

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD095 Metaphysics
Depositing User: Michael Morris
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 13:05
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2012 13:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/42407
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