Single Idea 10355

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts]

Full Idea

Brandom says that facts do not make claims true, because facts simply are true claims.

Gist of Idea

Facts can't make claims true, because they are true claims


report of Robert B. Brandom (Making It Explicit [1994], p.327) by Martin Kusch - Knowledge by Agreement Ch.18

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.263

A Reaction

Nice. Notoriously, anyone defending the correspondence theory of truth in terms of facts had better say what they mean by a 'fact'. Personally I take a fact to be a non-verbal, mind-independent situation in the world, so I disagree with Brandom.

Related Idea

Idea 5418 In a world of mere matter there might be 'facts', but no truths [Russell]