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3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth

[truth is a successful match between mental states and reality]

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Truths say of what is that it is, falsehoods say of what is that it is not [Plato]
A statement is true if all the data are in harmony with it [Aristotle]
Statements are true according to how things actually are [Aristotle]
Falsity says that which is isn't, and that which isn't is; truth says that which is is, and that which isn't isn't [Aristotle]
Aristotle's truth formulation concerns referring parts of sentences, not sentences as wholes [Aristotle, by Davidson]
Truth is the conformity of being to intellect [Aquinas]
A proposition is true if its subject and predicate stand for the same thing [William of Ockham]
A true idea must correspond with its ideate or object [Spinoza]
Truth is correspondence between mental propositions and what they are about [Leibniz]
We must presuppose that truth is agreement of cognition with its objects [Kant]
The deeper sense of truth is a thing matching the idea of what it ought to be [Hegel]
Propositions of existence, generalities, disjunctions and hypotheticals make correspondence tricky [Russell]
Truth as congruence may work for complex beliefs, but not for simple beliefs about existence [Joslin on Russell]
Beliefs are true if they have corresponding facts, and false if they don't [Russell]
For Russell, both propositions and facts are arrangements of objects, so obviously they correspond [Horwich on Russell]
All thought has the logical form of reality [Wittgenstein]
Wittgenstein's picture theory is the best version of the correspondence theory of truth [Read on Wittgenstein]
Language is [propositions-elementary propositions-names]; reality is [facts-states of affairs-objects] [Wittgenstein, by Grayling]
The account of truth in the 'Tractatus' seems a perfect example of the correspondence theory [Wittgenstein, by O'Grady]
Pictures reach out to or feel reality, touching at the edges, correlating in its parts [Wittgenstein]
Science is sympathetic to truth as correspondence, since it depends on observation [Quine]
True sentences says the appropriate descriptive thing on the appropriate demonstrative occasion [Austin,JL]
We need the correspondence theory of truth to understand language and science [Putnam]
Before Kant, all philosophers had a correspondence theory of truth [Putnam]
Correspondence may be one-many or many one, as when either p or q make 'p or q' true [Armstrong]
Beliefs must match facts, but also words must match beliefs [O'Connor]
Names, descriptions and predicates refer to things; without that, language and thought are baffling [Davidson]
Correspondence to the facts HAS to be the aim of enquiry [Searle]
Truth has to be correspondence to facts, and a match between relations of ideas and relations in the world [Perry]
Some correspondence theories concern facts; others are built up through reference and satisfaction [Horwich]
Correspondence theory likes ideal languages, that reveal the structure of propositions [David]
Correspondence could be with other beliefs, rather than external facts [Kusch]
It has been unfortunate that externalism about truth is equated with correspondence [Potter]
Correspondence theories assume that truth is a representation relation [Rami]