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Single Idea 14992

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 3. Value of Truth]

Full Idea

What we care about is truth in joint-carving terms, not just truth.

Gist of Idea

We don't care about plain truth, but truth in joint-carving terms


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 04.5)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.63

A Reaction

The thought is that it matters what conceptual scheme is used to express the truth (the 'ideology'). Truths can be true but uninformative or unexplanatory.

Related Ideas

Idea 7953 Reasoning needs to cut nature accurately at the joints [Plato]

Idea 14988 A theory which doesn't fit nature is unexplanatory, even if it is true [Sider]