Single Idea 19071

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

Full Idea

Truth in the deeper sense is the identity between objectivity and the notion. It is in this deeper sense of truth that we speak of a true state or work of art. These are true if they are as they ought to be (their reality corresponds to their notion).

Gist of Idea

The deeper sense of truth is a thing matching the idea of what it ought to be


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 213)

Book Reference

Hutcheson,Francis: 'Hutcheson's Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Downie,R.S. [Everyman 1994], p.276

A Reaction

This seems to be a correspondence theory, but not as we know it, Jim. He seems to have a value built into truth, which sounds to me like existentialist 'authenticity'. I like what he is saying, but I would analyse it into two or more components.

Related Ideas

Idea 19072 In the deeper sense of truth, to be untrue resembles being bad; badness is untrue to a thing's nature [Hegel]

Idea 19070 Superficial truth is knowing how something is, which is consciousness of bare correctness [Hegel]