Single Idea 18902

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 3. Correspondence Truth critique]

Full Idea

The real objection to correspondence theories is that such theories fail to provide entities to which truth vehicles (as statements, sentence, or utterances) can be said to correspond.

Gist of Idea

Correspondence theories can't tell you what truths correspond to


Donald Davidson (The Structure and Content of Truth [1990], p.304), quoted by Fred Sommers - Intellectual Autobiography Notes 23

Book Reference

'The Old New Logic', ed/tr. Oderberg,David S. [MIT 2005], p.23

A Reaction

This is the remark which provoked Sommers to come out with Idea 18901, which strikes me as rather profound.

Related Idea

Idea 18901 Truthmakers are facts 'of' a domain, not something 'in' the domain [Sommers]