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Single Idea 10836

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 3. Correspondence Truth critique]

Full Idea

Correspondence theorists too often talk as one would who held that every map is either accurate or inaccurate; that every country can have but one accurate map.

Gist of Idea

Correspondence theorists shouldn't think that a country has just one accurate map


J.L. Austin (Truth [1950], n 24)

Book Reference

'The Nature of Truth', ed/tr. Lynch, Michael P. [MIT 2001], p.40

A Reaction

A well-made point, for those who intuitively hang on to correspondence as not only good common sense, but also some sort of salvation for a realist view of the world which might give us certainty in epistemology.