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Truth matters: Normativity in thought and knowledge

de Pinedo, Manuel (2004) Truth matters: Normativity in thought and knowledge. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 19 (2). pp. 137-154. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

If language and thought are to be taken as objective, they must respond to how the world is. I propose to explain this responsiveness in terms of conditions of correction, more precisely, by taking thoughts and linguistic utterances to be assessible as true or false. Furthermore, the paper is committed to a form of quietism according to which the very same thing that can be (truly) thought or expressed is the case: ‘soft facts’ as opposed to hard, free-standing facts, independent of any possible rational activity of grasping them.


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de Pinedo, Manuelpinedo@ugr.es
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: normativity, thoughts, truth, rule-following, quietism, facts
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 18:06
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 18:06
Item ID: 10502
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.591
Date: May 2004
Page Range: pp. 137-154
Volume: 19
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10502

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