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corespondance theory

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL232H1
Professor
Imogen Dickie
Semester
Fall

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Knowledge and Reality LectureSeptember 19 2011Correspondence theoryBelief is justified iff either the basic beliefP is true iff p corresponds with the facts Regina is flat and is in Saskatchewan its true because there are facts consisting that Regina is flat and it is in SaskatchewanoWinnipeg is in Alberta is not true because there is no fact saying soQuestions for the theory what is a fact What is correspondenceThese questions are not the end of the theoryOne answer to the questions raised by the correspondence theoryA fact is a configuration of objects and properties in the worldA proposition is a configuration of mental symbolsA symbol in the language of thought stands for an object or property in the worldCorrespondence between propositions and facts is to be explained in terms of a structural match between configuration
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