Coherence Theory of Truth

Coherence Theory of Truth

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Coherence theory of truth regards truth as coherence with some specified set of sentences, propositions or beliefs. There is no single coherence theory of truth, but rather an assortment of perspectives that are commonly collected under this title. A pervasive tenet is the idea that truth is primarily a property of whole systems of propositions and can be ascribed to individual propositions only derivatively according to their coherence with the whole. Where theorists differ is mainly on the question of whether coherence entails many possible true systems of thought or only a single absolute system. In general, then, truth requires a proper fit of elements within the whole system. Very often, though, coherence is taken to imply something more than simple logical consistency. For example, the completeness and comprehensiveness of the underlying set of concepts is considered to be critical factor in judging its utility and validity.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135824007
  • 9786135824001