Empirical Studies on Truth and the Project of Re-Engineering Truth

Reuter, Kevin; Brun, Georg (2021). Empirical Studies on Truth and the Project of Re-Engineering Truth. Pacific philosophical quarterly Wiley 10.1111/papq.12370

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Most philosophers have largely downplayed any relevance of multiple
meanings of the folk concept of truth in the empirical domain. However, confusions
about what truth is have surged in political and everyday discourse. In order
to resolve these confusions, we argue that we need amore accurate picture of how
the term‘true’ is in fact used.Our experimental studies reveal that the use of ‘true’
shows substantial variance within the empirical domain, indicating that ‘true’ is
ambiguous between a correspondence and a coherence reading.We then explore
the consequences of these results for the project of re-engineering truth.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy > Theoretical Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Reuter, Kevin and Brun, Georg

Subjects:

100 Philosophy

ISSN:

1468-0114

Publisher:

Wiley

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Georg Brun

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2021 09:56

Last Modified:

27 Jul 2021 10:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/papq.12370

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157723

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157723

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