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Single Idea 19100

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

Full Idea

The role of truth is to make disagreements matter, or to make sense of wanting to resolve disagreements.

Gist of Idea

Truth makes disagreements matter, or worth settling


Cheryl Misak (Pragmatism and Deflationism [2007], 2)

Book Reference

'New Pragmatists', ed/tr. Misak,Cheryl [OUP 2009], p.74

A Reaction

[She cites Huw Price 2003] This suggests that the most important use of 'truth' is forensic. It is hard to make any sense of a law court without a robust sense of truth. Trial by jury, rather than some great personage, shows this value.