A Realist Conception of Truth

A Realist Conception of Truth One of the most important Anglo American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth William P Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of

  • Title: A Realist Conception of Truth
  • Author: William P. Alston
  • ISBN: 9780801484100
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most important Anglo American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth William P Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of truth, which he calls alethic realism from aletheia, Greek for truth This idea holds that the truth value of a statement belief or proposition depends on whether whatOne of the most important Anglo American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth William P Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of truth, which he calls alethic realism from aletheia, Greek for truth This idea holds that the truth value of a statement belief or proposition depends on whether what the statement is about is as the statement says it is Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam are two of the prominent and widely influential contemporary philosophers whose anti realist ideas Alston attacks.

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    1. Alston begins on a promising note: defend the reality of truth as corresponding to an extra-mental state of affairs. His Thesis: alethic realism; sees truth in the sense of a statement is true iff what is said to be the case actually is the case (Alston 5). Interestingly, Alston contrasts his model with epistemic accounts of truth--those accounts that see truth has needing internal access or justification.Does he deliver? Kind of. Some chapters are quite complex (convoluted?) and I am not entire [...]


    2. Those who contend that (a) propositions don't matter, but experiences/convictions/actions do; or (b) propositions matter, but only as they help us shape our environment according to our preferences; or (c) "truth" is inescapably and only a matter of communal or individual outlooks and interests need to wrestle with this book.William Alston powerfully defends truth in the commonsense version that goes back to Aristotle: to say of a thing that is that it is, and to say of what is not that it is no [...]



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