TRUTH IN ARGUMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The purpose of this article is to examine the sense in which an addressee R can say something about the truth of a sentence p uttered by an epistemic subject S. To examine this problem, I will attempt to clarify to what extent the correspondence theory of truth, the theory of truth as warranted assertability and the James-Rorty version of the pragmatist theory of truth can be useful for understanding R’s epistemic attitude toward p. I will show that the correspondence theory of truth and the theory of truth as warranted assertability cannot be illuminating for this purpose by outlining …