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Single Idea 17740

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts]

Full Idea

Instead of considering only a proposition's 'correspondence to the facts', we should also consider the correspondence between parts of the proposition and parts of the world (a 'correspondence-as-congruence' view).

Gist of Idea

Instead of correspondence of proposition to fact, look at correspondence of its parts


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], Final - Branching)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.265

A Reaction

This is something like Russell's Othello example (1912), except that the parts there, with relations seemed to add up to the whole proposition. For Jenkins, presumably parts might correspond, but the whole proposition fail to.

Related Idea

Idea 6342 Some correspondence theories concern facts; others are built up through reference and satisfaction [Horwich]