more from Hilary Putnam

Single Idea 2349

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 1. Realism]

Full Idea

Metaphysical realism about truth is a bundle of ideas: that it is a matter of Correspondence, that it exhibits Independence (of humans), Bivalence, and Uniqueness (there is only one ultimate truth).

Gist of Idea

Realists believe truth is correspondence, independent of humans, is bivalent, and is unique


Hilary Putnam (Representation and Reality [1988], 7 p.107)

Book Reference

Putnam,Hilary: 'Representation and Reality' [MIT 1992], p.107