Single Idea 19125

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth]

Full Idea

If truth can be explicitly defined, it can be eliminated.

Gist of Idea

If we define truth, we can eliminate it


Halbach,V/Leigh,G.E. (Axiomatic Theories of Truth (2013 ver) [2013], 1.3)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.3

A Reaction

That we could just say p corresponds to the facts, or p coheres with our accepted beliefs, or p is the aim of our enquiries, and never mention the word 'true'. Definition is a strategy for reduction or elimination.