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Single Idea 22104

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth]

Full Idea

The word 'true' expresses the conformity of a being to intellect.

Gist of Idea

Truth is the conformity of being to intellect


Thomas Aquinas (Disputed questions about truth [1267], I.1c), quoted by Kretzmann/Stump - Aquinas, Thomas 09

Book Reference

'Shorter Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Craig,Edward [Routledge 2005], p.37

A Reaction

I believe in a 'robust' theory of truth, but accept that the concept of 'correspondence' has major problems. So I embrace with delight the word 'conformity'. I offer the world The Conformity Theory of Truth! 'Conform' is suitably vague.