MAJOR THEORIES OF TRUTH• Thus, truth involves both the quality of"faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, sincerity, veracity", a...
• Correspondence theory• Coherence theory• Constructivist theory• Consensus theory• Epistemic theory• Minimalist (deflatio...
TRUTHThe Deflationary Theory of TruthFirst published Thu Aug 28, 1997; substantive revision MonOct 4, 2010According to the...
• The point is homeostasisHow many of you know what it means?How many of you think it means something?How many of you thin...
• Correspondence theory• Coherence theory• Constructivist theory• Consensus theory• Epistemic theory• Minimalist (deflatio...
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Negative feedback systems are generally used to maintain homeostasis in an organism.
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In positive feedback, the response to the stimulus tends to increase the stimulus.

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Truth

  1. 1. MAJOR THEORIES OF TRUTH• Thus, truth involves both the quality of"faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, sincerity, veracity", and that of "agreement with fact or reality"
  2. 2. • Correspondence theory• Coherence theory• Constructivist theory• Consensus theory• Epistemic theory• Minimalist (deflationary) theories• Performative theory• Pragmatic theory• Pluralist theory• Redundancy theoryCEMPR
  3. 3. TRUTHThe Deflationary Theory of TruthFirst published Thu Aug 28, 1997; substantive revision MonOct 4, 2010According to the deflationary theory of truth, to assert that astatement is true is just to assert the statement itself. Forexample, to say that ‘snow is white’ is true, or that it is truethat snow is white, is equivalent to saying simply that snow iswhite, and this, according to the deflationary theory, is allthat can be said significantly about the truth of ‘snow iswhite’.
  4. 4. • The point is homeostasisHow many of you know what it means?How many of you think it means something?How many of you think it means somethingabout geography?P_preclusiveR_redunantO_ostentatios
  5. 5. • Correspondence theory• Coherence theory• Constructivist theory• Consensus theory• Epistemic theory• Minimalist (deflationary) theories• Performative theory• Pragmatic theory• Pluralist theory• Redundancy theoryCEMPREverything Can Be Triangulated• Consider a two-dimensional coordinatesystem.

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