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Single Idea 10354

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth]

Full Idea

The correspondence theory of truth does not commit one to the view the reality is mind-independent. There is no reason why the 'facts' that correspond to true beliefs might not themselves be beliefs or ideas.

Gist of Idea

Correspondence could be with other beliefs, rather than external facts


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Ch.17)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.233

A Reaction

This seems important, as it is very easy to assume that espousal of correspondence necessarily goes with realism about the external world. It is surprising to think that a full-blown Idealist might espouse the correspondence theory.