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Single Idea 14796

[catalogued under 3. Truth / E. Pragmatic Truth / 1. Pragmatic Truth]

Full Idea

I hold that truth's independence of individual opinions is due (so far as there is any 'truth') to its being the predestined result to which sufficient enquiry would ultimately lead.

Gist of Idea

Independent truth (if there is any) is the ultimate result of sufficient enquiry


Charles Sanders Peirce (Pragmatism in Retrospect [1906], p.288)

Book Reference

Peirce,Charles Sanders: 'Philosophical Writings of Peirce', ed/tr. Buchler,Justus [Dover 1940], p.288

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