Archive for November 30th, 2012

November 30, 2012

Humor – the founding fathers were traitors

by Neil Rickert

I’m posting this in humor.  However, I am sure that the person who makes this claim is quite serious.

Referring to Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Franklin, and almost certainly intending to refer to Paine, she writes:

And that is how I’ve come to think of it. They were traitors.

This is surely one of the more absurd claims to be found on the blogosphere.

You can find it here:

If you have a minute or two for amusement, you might want to go read that blog post.


November 30, 2012

RTH4 – Correspondence with reality

by Neil Rickert

In my previous post in this series, I explained why I thought there were problems with truth as correspondence to the facts.  In this post, I will discuss the idea of truth as correspondence with reality.

There’s an intuitive sense in which “correspondence with reality” seems to be about what we think we mean when we talk about the truth of a statement.  The biggest difficult, though, is that we would need a good account of what “correspondence” means before we could ever get started with using truth.

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