Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Truth-as-correspondence and Representationalism

Added on by jay odenbaugh.

Consider the following "Rortian" argument.  

  1. If truth is correspondence with reality, then we must be able to compare our beliefs with reality. 
  2. However, we cannot compare our beliefs with reality.  
  3.  ∴ Truth is not correspondence with reality.

Anti-Representationalists like Richard Rorty claim (2). Question: Can we or can we not compare our beliefs against reality?