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The Meaning of Truth

The Meaning of Truth

by Dr William James
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/07/2008
 
Where our ideas do not copy definitely their object, what does agreement with that object mean? Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in any one's actual life? What experiences may be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? How will the truth be realized? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?" The moment pragmatism asks this question, it sees the answer: true ideas are those that we can assimilate, validate, corroborate, and verify. False ideas are those that we cannot. That is the practical difference it makes to us to have true ideas; that therefore is the meaning of truth, for it is all that truth is known as. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.
ISBN:
9781600968051
9781600968051
Category:
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-07-2008
Publisher:
Classic Books Library
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
180
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x10mm
Weight:
0.27kg

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