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Correspondence theory of truth and Fallibilism

  • May-07-2021
  • Philosophy
  • General

The provability of the existence of truth in an objective sense is one of the most fundamental problems when it comes to the study of the conceptions of truth in the field of epistemology, for the verification of such an entity is always contrained by the degree of cognitive tangibility of that entity and the possiblity of errors in your interpretation. But based on whatever little I have read about the conceptions of truth, it seems to me that both the issues can be resolved by resorting to the correspondence theory of truth with a hint of fallibilism thrown into it.

The basic idea here is to see each correspondence(C_i_j) between the abstraction(A_i) and the reality(R_j) as remappable with a fungibilty quotient(fq). The fungibility quotient(fq) can be then used to determine the degree of cognitive tangibility, whereas the remappabilty can be used to enforce the popperian/darwinian/deutschian notion of variation and selection(a.k.a conjecture and criticism) to enable error-correction.


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